Macropneustes Agassiz 1847 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Parent taxon: Brissidae according to R. A. Henderson 1975

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Cooke 1942, Fischer 1966, Grant and Hertlein 1938, Kier 1984 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Macropneustes (Deakia) Macropneustes (Macropneustes) Macropneustes brodermani Macropneustes gomezmazae Macropneustes mortoni

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Eocene to Oligocene of Cuba (1 collection), United States (1: Georgia)

• Eocene of Cuba (1), France (1), New Zealand (1), United States (5: Alabama, Florida)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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