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Sphaerechinus

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Toxopneustidae

Taxonomy
Sphaerechinus was named by Desor (1856) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-l-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 577,956 ]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Temnopleuroida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Toxopneustidae by Fell and Pawson (1966) and Smith (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Sphaerechinus Desor p. 134
1966Sphaerechinus Fell and Pawson p. U429
2002Sphaerechinus Sepkoski, Jr.
2009Sphaerechinus Smith

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
RankNameAuthor
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
Echinacea()
orderCamarodonta
infraorderOdontophora
familyToxopneustidae
genusSphaerechinusDesor 1856

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
No diagnoses are available