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Lepidechinoides

Echinoidea - Lepidocentridae

Taxonomy
Lepidechinoides was named by Olsson (1912) [Sepkoski's age data: D Give Sepkoski's reference number: 956]. It is not extant. Its type is Lepidechinoides ithacensis.

It was assigned to Lepidocentridae by Kier (1966) and Boczarowski (2001); and to Echinocystitoida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1912Lepidechinoides Olsson
1966Lepidechinoides Kier p. U307
2001Lepidechinoides Boczarowski p. 93
2002Lepidechinoides Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
subclassPerischoechinoidea()
familyLepidocentridaeLovén 1874
genusLepidechinoides

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. Boczarowski 2001Ambulacral plates have internal spinose processes on adoral side; internally ambulacral plates opposite horizontal ambulacral sutures expanded laterally, fan shaped; interambulacral plates without primary tubercles arranged in many columns.