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Sand dollar

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Sand dollars (also known as a sea cookie or snapper biscuit in New Zealand, or pansy shell in South Africa) are species of flat, burrowing sea urchins belonging to the order Clypeasteroida. Some species within the order, not quite as flat, are known as sea biscuits. Sand dollars can also be called "sand cakes" or "cake urchins".[2]

Quick facts: Sand dollars Temporal range 56–0 Ma Pr...
Sand dollars
Temporal range: 56–0 Ma Late Paleocene to Recent[1]
A live individual of Clypeaster reticulatus (Mayotte)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Superorder: Gnathostomata
Order: Clypeasteroida
Suborders and families

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