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|J. W. Durham and K. E. Caster 1963||Free living, fusiform placoid echinoderms with spirally pleated, expansible test; apical and oral poles at opposite extremities; columns of plates arranged in a spiral; ambulacra and "inter ambulacra" present; new "interambulacral" plates originating at apical pole and becoming more oral in position as subsequent plates are added (origin of ambulacral plates obscure). Lower Cambrian, California|