The Echinoid Directory

Contributed by Andrew Smith, August 2011

Family Glyptocidaridae Jensen, 1982, p. 90

Diagnosis Stomopneustoida with:
  • hemicyclic apical disc enclosing periproct;
  • ambulacral plating polygeminate with stomopneustid-style plate compounding;
  • tubercles imperforate and obviously crenulate;
  • lantern stirodont;
  • spines with cortex;
Range Eocene to Recent
Type Glyptocidaris Agassiz, 1853
Species Included The family has only a single genus, Glyptocidaris
Classification and/or Status Euechinoidea, Acroechinoidea, Carinacea, Echinacea, Stomopneustoida
Remarks Jensen, M. 1982. Morphology and classification of Euechinoidea Bronn, 1860 - a cladistic analysis. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening 142, 7-99.