Puneet Varma

Asterostomatidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Echinoidea
Suborder  Asterostomatina
Phylum  Echinodermata
Order  Spatangoida
Rank  Family
Asterostomatidae
Similar  Hemiasteridae, Brissidae, Aspidodiadematidae

Asterostomatidae is an extinct family of sea urchins belonging to the order Spatangoida.

These slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivores lived during the Eocene and Miocene of Cuba, Cyprus and United States, from 55.8 to 5.332 Ma

Genera

  • Antillaster
  • Asterostoma
  • Brissolampas
  • Brissomorpha
  • Cleistechinus
  • Heterobrissus
  • Megapetalus
  • Moronaster
  • Platybrissus
  • Prosostoma
  • Pygospatangus
  • References

    Asterostomatidae Wikipedia


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