The Echinoid Directory

Subfamily Saleniinae L. Agassiz, 1838, p. 5

Diagnosis Saleniidae with:
  • periproct offset from anterior-posterior axis towards ocular plate I
  • Tubercles imperforate and crenulate throughout
  • Ambulacral plating bigeminate (two pore-pairs to each tubercle) or unigeminate (simple plating only).
  • Range Late Jurassic (Oxfordian) to Recent; worldwide.
    Classification and/or Status Calycina, Salenioida, Saleniidae
    Remarks Agassiz, L. 1838. Monographies d'Échinodermes vivants et fossiles. : Des Salénies. Petitpierre, Neuchâtel, 32 pp., 5 pls.