Clypeaster

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Clypeaster
Temporal range: Late Eocene - Recent
Clypeaster reticulatus.jpg
Live Clypeaster reticulatus
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Clypeaster

Lamarck, 1801

Clypeaster, common name "cake urchins" or "sea biscuits", is a genus of echinoderms belonging to the family Clypeasteridae.

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The genus name Clypeaster is derived from the Latin “clypeus” (meaning round shield) and “aster” (meaning star), with reference to the shape of these organisms.

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