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Toxaster Agassiz 1839 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Toxasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 33490

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1839. Description des Echinodermes fossiles de la Suisse; première partie, Spatangoides et Clypéasteroides. Mémoires de la Société helvétique des Sciences naturelles 3:1-101

Parent taxon: Toxasteridae according to C. G. Barras 2007

Sister taxa: Adytaster, Aphelaster, Douvillaster, Enallaster, Enallopneustes, Heteraster, Isaster, Macraster, Mokotibaster, Polydesmaster

Subtaxa: Toxaster retusus

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore