Family Synallactidae Ludwig 1894 (sea cucumber)

Holothuroidea - Aspidochirotida - Synallactidae

Full reference: H. L. Ludwig. 1894. The Holothurioidea. XII. Report on an Exploration off the west coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and off the Galapagos Islands, in charge of Alexander Agassiz, by the US. Fish Commission Steamer ALBATROSS during 1891, Lt. ZL. Tanner USN. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 17(3):1-183

Parent taxon: Aspidochirotida according to M. Reich 2010

See also Boczarowski 2001, Gilliland 1993, Kerr and Kim 2001, Pawson 1966 and Rowe and Gates 1995

Sister taxa: Bathysynactites, Collbatothuria, Holothuriidae, Holothuropsis, Ornaticannula, Parvispina, Stichopodidae

Subtaxa: Bracchiothuria Tribrachiodemas

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Ecology: epifaunal deposit feeder-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Poland (3 collections)

• Ordovician of Sweden (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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