Lovenia mexicana Jackson 1937 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Loveniidae

Full reference: R. T. Jackson. 1937. Mexican fossil echini. Proceedings fo the United States National Museum 84(3015):227-237

Belongs to Lovenia according to R. T. Jackson 1937

Sister taxa: Lovenia (Lovenia), Lovenia alabamensis, Lovenia cordiformis, Lovenia dumblei, Lovenia forbesii, Lovenia lorioli, Lovenia madurae, Lovenia mauritanica, Lovenia vicentina, Lovenia woodsii

Type specimen: Its type locality is Rancho Nuevo, which is in an Oligocene marine horizon in the Mesón Formation of Mexico

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: found only at Rancho Nuevo

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