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Hemiaster (Mecaster) syriacus Conrad in Lynch 1852 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 167198

Alternative combination: Holaster syriacus

Belongs to Hemiaster (Mecaster) according to R. Berndt 2003

Sister taxa: Hemiaster (Mecaster) luynesi, Mecaster africanus, Mecaster batnensis, Mecaster fourneli, Mecaster nicaisei, Mecaster orbignyanus, Mecaster palpebratus, Mecaster pseudofourneli, Mecaster semicavatus, Mecaster toucasanus, Mecaster verneuili, Mecaster victoris

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore