On this website I will try to give the reader information, descriptions, pictures and a variety of literature of the fossil sea urchin Micraster. Wit this I will try to create an overview of the different species of this genera. Over the last 200 years several scientist have created a dense misty forest around these creatures by giving their own newly found Micrasters all different names. The website is foremost informative and I hope you will question my remarks as well as that of the authorities in question.
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I will follow for this site the latest genera of the Micrasteridae which Andrew Smith (NHM Londen) has described on his fantastic website for echinoids. For the moment I limit my research to the first 3 genera. One of the reasons for this is that these genera are easy to find around Europe and therefore makes it easy to compare great numbers of these echinoids.