Priscopedatus sp., from the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Paleobiology.

Belongs within: Holothuroidea.

The Priscopedatidae are a form family of holothuroid sclerites known from the Jurassic to the Pleistocene (Frizzell & Exline 1966).

Characters (from Frizzell & Exline 1966): Tables with perforate disc and central spire or stirrup or both; holes not denticulate.

<==Priscopedatidae [Turriformidae]
    |--Staurocumites Deflandre-Rigaud 1952 FE66
    |    `--*S. bartensteini Deflandre-Rigaud 1952 FE66
    |--Dictyothurites Deflandre-Rigaud 1959 FE66
    |    |--*D. corbisema Deflandre-Rigaud 1961 FE66
    |    `--D. spatuliger FE66
    |--Prisculatrites Deflandre-Rigaud 1961 FE66
    |    |--*P. schlumbergeri (Deflandre-Rigaud 1946) [=Priscopedatus schlumbergeri] FE66
    |    |--P. deflandreae FE66
    |    |--P. triceratium FE66
    |    `--P. tricostatus FE66
    `--Priscopedatus Schlumberger 1890 FE66
         |--*P. pyramidalis Schlumbert 1890 FE66
         |--P. aegyptiacus FE66
         |--P. affinis FE66
         |--P. anceps FE66
         |--P. apertus FE66
         |--P. aspergillum FE66
         |--P. asymmetricus FE66
         |--P. conspicuus FE66
         |--P. corolla FE66
         |--P. crassus FE66
         |--P. cribellum FE66
         |--P. crux FE66
         |--P. echinatus FE66
         |--P. eiffeli FE66
         |--P. exlineae FE66
         |--P. frizzelli FE66
         |--P. guyaderi FE66
         |--P. heteroporus FE66
         |--P. hystrix FE66
         |--P. multiforis FE66
         |--P. normani FE66
         |--P. normannus FE66
         |--P. plenus FE66
         |--P. propinquus FE66
         |--P. pseudaffinis FE66
         |--P. spectabilis FE66
         `--P. spinifer FE66

*Type species of generic name indicated


[FE66] Frizzell, D. L., & H. Exline. 1966. Holothuroidea—fossil record. In: Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on invertebrate Paleontology pt U. Echinodermata 3 vol. 2 pp. U646–U672. The Geological Society of America, Inc., and The University of Kansas Press.

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