Plagiobrissus Pomel 1883 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Alternative spelling: Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus)

Full reference: A. Pomel. 1883. Classification méthodique des échinides vivants et fossiles. Adolphe Jourdan, Alger 1-131

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

See also Ansigard 1954, Cooke 1942, Durham 1961 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Arcaechinus, 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, Plesiopatagus, Radiobrissus, Rhynobrissus, Rojasia, Stomaporus, Taimanawa, Trachypatagus

Subtaxa: Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) curvus Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) dixie Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) gardnerae Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) holmesii Plagiobrissus costaricensis Plagiobrissus grandis Plagiobrissus loveni Plagiobrissus malavassii Plagiobrissus robustus

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (2: Florida, South Carolina collections)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Costa Rica (1)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of Cuba (1), United States (11: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

Total: 18 collections including 23 occurrences

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