The Echinoid Directory

Infraorder Scutelliformes Haekel, 1896, p. 231


 Clypeasteroids with:

  • lantern muscle attachment structures consisting of five fused interradial pegs;
  • interambulacral plating biserial to apex.
 Early Eocene to Recent; worldwide.

 For detailed discussion of this grouping see Nisiyama (1968).

Nisiyama, S. 1968. The echinoid fauna from Japan and adjacent regions, Part II. Palaeontological Society of Japan, Special Paper 13, 1-491, pls 19-30.