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Plagiobrissus Pomel 1883 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 33459

Alternative spelling: Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus)

Full reference: A. Pomel. 1883. Classification méthodique des échinides vivants et fossiles. Adolphe Jourdan, Alger 1-131

Parent taxon: Brissidae according to A. G. Fischer 1966

Sister taxa: 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, Plesiaster, Plesiopatagus, Radiobrissus, Rhynobrissus, Rojasia, Stomaporus, Taimanawa, Trachypatagus, Unifascia

Subtaxa: Plagiobrissus costaricensis, Plagiobrissus grandis, Plagiobrissus loveni, Plagiobrissus malavassii, Plagiobrissus robustus

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Type: Echinus grandis

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore