The earliest known disasterid is Lower Jurassic. Although there remains some uncertainty about whether a Pleinsbachian record is valid (Vadet et al. 1995), there is an undoubted Toarcian disasterid. The group never achieved high diversity but was usually represented by a small number of genera at any one time. Disasterids continued through the Jurassic and into the Lower Cretaceous, with the last included member extending into the Albian. Mintz (1968) provided a summary of generic diversity.
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Mintz, L. W. 1968. Echinoids of the Mesozoic families Collyritidae d'Orbigny, 1853 and Disasteridae Gras, 1848. Journal of Paleontology 42, 1272-1288.