Family Molpadiidae Müller 1850 (sea cucumber)

Holothuroidea - Molpadiida - Molpadiidae

Full reference: J. Müller. 1850. Anatomische Studien über die Echinodermen. Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie 1850:129-155

Parent taxon: Molpadiida according to A. M. Kerr and J. Kim 2001

See also Gilliland 1993, Müller 1850, Pawson 1966 and Rowe and Gates 1995

Sister taxa: Caudinidae, Exlinellidae, Gephyrothuriidae

Subtaxa: Calcligula Molpadia Priscolongatus

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Ecology: stationary semi-infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Germany (2 collections), Poland (2)

• Cretaceous of Germany (3)

• Jurassic of Egypt (2), France (1)

• Triassic of Italy (2)

Total: 12 collections including 19 occurrences

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