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Fellaster

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae

Taxonomy
Fellaster was named by Durham (1955) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Arachnoididae by Durham (1966); and to Clypeasteroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1955Fellaster Durham p. 125
1966Fellaster Durham p. U464
2002Fellaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
superorderAcroechinoidea()
RankNameAuthor
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Microstomata
Neognathostomata
orderClypeasteroida
suborderClypeasterina()
familyClypeasteridae()
subfamilyArachnoidinae
genusFellaster

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: high Mg calcitec
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Environment: marinep
Locomotion: slow-movingo
Life habit: semi-infaunalo
Diet: detritivoreo
Vision: limitedc
Dispersal: waterp
Dispersal 2: planktonicp
Created: 2004-02-28 18:19:59
Modified: 2009-10-08 15:05:22
Source: o = order, c = class, p = phylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Aberhan et al. 2004, Aberhan 1992

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Pliocene to the top of the Middle Pleistocene or 5.33300 to 0.12600 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6New Zealand (Auckland) Arachnoides sp. (45258 45259)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126New Zealand (Wellington) F. zelandiae (94818)