Linthia hanoverensis Kellum 1926 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Alternative combination: Schizaster (Linthia) hanoverensis

Belongs to Linthia according to P. M. Kier 1980

See also Cooke 1942

Sister taxa: Linthia (Linthia), Linthia (Lutetiaster), Linthia alabamensis, Linthia avilensis, Linthia brodermanni, Linthia californica, Linthia cretacica, Linthia garciai, Linthia houzeaui, Linthia monteroae, Linthia praenipponica, Linthia prima, Linthia sanrafaelensis, Linthia sudanensis, Linthia variabilis, Linthia wilmingtonensis, Schizaster (Linthia) ocalanus, Schizaster (Linthia) tumidulus

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS 10340, 10613 (City Rock quarry near cemetery), which is in a Bartonian deep subtidal ramp wackestone/grainstone in the Castle Hayne Formation of North Carolina

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (13: North Carolina, South Carolina collections)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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