Family Synaptidae Burmeister 1837 (sea cucumber)

Holothuroidea - Apodida - Synaptidae

Full reference: H. Burmeister. 1837. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte, Zweiter Band, Dritte Abtheilung, Zoologie, T. C. Friedrich, Berlin 1-858

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

See also Frizzell and Exline 1966, Gilliland 1992, Gilliland 1993, Pawson 1966 and Rowe and Gates 1995

Sister taxa: Achistridae, Calcancoridae, Chiridotidae, Holothuriopsis, Myriotrochidae, Myriotrochus, Porachistrum, Synapta, Synaptitidae, Theeliidae

Subtaxa: Calcancora Prosynapta Pseudocaudina Rigaudites

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of India (1 collection)

• Eocene of France (1)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1), Jordan (1), Poland (1)

• Triassic of Poland (1)

Total: 6 collections including 12 occurrences

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