Arcaechinus Kier 1957 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Alternative spelling: Archaechinus

Full reference: P. M. Kier. 1957. Tertiary Echinoidea from British Somaliland. Journal of Paleontology 31(5):839-902

Parent taxon: Brissidae according to A. G. Fischer 1966

See also Kier 1957, Sepkoski 2002 and Villier 2011

Sister taxa: Brissopatagus, Brissopsidae, Brissopsis, Brissus, Cionobrissus, Cyclaster, Diplodetus, Eupatagus, Fernandezaster, Fourtaunia, Gillechinus, Gualtieria, Hernandezaster, Herreraster, Hikelaster, Hysteraster, Lajanaster, Macropneustes, Mariania, Mauritanaster, Megapneustes, Meoma, Metalia, Migliorinia, Pharaonaster, Plagiobrissus, Plesiopatagus, Radiobrissus, Rhynobrissus, Rojasia, Stomaporus, Taimanawa, Trachypatagus

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Arcaechinus in the database

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