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Family Brissidae Gray 1855 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida

PaleoDB taxon number: 167165

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1855. Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Echinida Irregularia. Woodfall & Kinder, London 1-69

Parent taxon: Brissidina according to A. Kroh and A. B. Smith 2010

Sister taxa: Antillasteridae, Asterostomatidae, Palaeotropidae, Spatangidea

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

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore