Temnopleuridea

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Temnopleuroida
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous–recent
Microcyphus rousseaui.jpg
Microcyphus rousseaui
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Superorder: Echinacea
Order: Camarodonta
Infraorder: Temnopleuridea
Mortensen, 1942
Families

Glyphocyphidae
Temnopleuridae
Trigonocidaridae
Zeuglopleuridae[1]

Temnopleuridea is an infraorder of sea urchins in the order Camaradonta. They are distinguished from other sea urchins by the presence of large fused plates on top of the feeding lantern. The test is usually sculpted to some degree, and has perforated tubercles.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

According to World Register of Marine Species:[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Barnes, Robert D. (1982). Invertebrate Zoology. Philadelphia, PA: Holt-Saunders International. p. 980. ISBN 0-03-056747-5. 
  • National History Museum. "Temnopleuroida". Retrieved 19 Dec 2009. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Temnopleuridea World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-08-27.