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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaleropygoida † 
AphiaID: 593406

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinoidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuechinoidea (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrregularia (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtelostomata (Superorder)
Authority Mintz, 1968
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (paraphyletic)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGaleropygidae Lambert, 1911a †
Rank Order
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtelostomata
Source  original description Mintz, L. W. 1968. Echinoids of the Mesozoic families Collyritidae d'Orbigny, 1853 and Disasteridae Gras, 1848. Journal of Paleontology 42, 1272-1288.
page(s): 1287 [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range fossil only
Link Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Echinoid Directory 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Endocyclic Atelostomata with weakly developed floscelle and nondisjunct apical system. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Originally Mintz (1968: p. 1286) included the following taxa: Galeropygus Cotteau, 1856, Hyboclypus L. Agassiz, 1839 and Ressopygus Pomel, 1883.
Order not used in classifications by subsequent authors. As shown by the recent phylogenetic analysis of Barras (2007: p. 150), the order as defined by Mintz (1968) is paraphylletic due to the inclusion of Hyboclypus but exclusion of more derived taxa within the clade. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:593406
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2012-01-08 00:25:54Z  created  Kroh, Andreas
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  Citation: Kroh, A. (2014). Galeropygoida. In: Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2014) World Echinoidea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=593406 on 2014-09-22
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