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Family Brissopsidae Lambert 1905 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 168537

Full reference: J. Lambert. 1905. Notes sur quelques Echinides éocéniques de l’Aude et de l’Hérault. Catalogue descriptif des fossiles nummulitiques de l’Aude et de l’Hérault. Annales de l’Université de Lyon, Nouvelle Série, I. Sciences, Médecine 17:129-164

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

Sister taxa: Aguayoaster, Arcaechinus, Brissopatagus, 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

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore