Pourtalesiidae

Pourtalesiidae

[‚pȯrd·əl·ə′sī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of exocyclic Euechinoidea in the order Holasteroida, including those forms with a bottle-shaped test.
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The two families of Holasteroida known from antarctic waters, the Urechinidae and the Pourtalesiidae, are essentially deep-sea forms with a wide distribution in the ocean basins.
The Echinoneidae, Nucleolitidae, Urechinidae, Echinocorythidae, Calymnidae, Pourtalesiidae, Palaeostomatidae, Aeropsidae, Palaeopneustidae, Hemiasteridae and Spatangidae.