Temporal range: Lower Jurassic–Holocene
L. Agassiz & Desor, 1847
Description and characteristics
Cassiduloids have a rounded or slightly oval appearance, and look somewhat similar to heart urchins, although they are actually more closely related to the sand dollars. They are distinguished from other sea urchins by the presence of smaller intervening areas between the main ambulacral areas on the oral surface. They have no lantern as adults, and the petaloids are poorly developed or absent.
List of families
- Super-family Cassidulina (Philip, 1963b)
- family Cassidulidae (L. Agassiz and Desor, 1847)
- Super-family Neolampadina (Philip, 1963b)
- family Neolampadidae (Lambert, 1918a)
- family Pliolampadidae (Kier, 1962) †
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- National History Museum. "Cassiduloida". Retrieved 19 Dec 2009.
- WoRMS. A. Kroh & R. Mooi, eds. "Cassiduloida". World Echinoidea Database. World Register of Marine Species.