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Family Asterostomatidae Pictet 1857 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida

PaleoDB taxon number: 168549

Full reference: F. J. Pictet. 1857. Traité élémentaire de paléontologie, ou, Historie naturelle des animaux fossiles considérés dans leurs rapports zoologiques et géologiques, 2nd ed, JB Baillière et Fils, Paris 4:1-768

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

Sister taxa: Antillasteridae, Brissidae, Palaeotropidae, Spatangidea

Subtaxa: Antillaster, Argopatagus, Asterostoma, Brissolampas, Brissomorpha, Cleistechinus, Delopatagus, Elipneustes, Genicopatagus, Heterobrissus, Linopneustes, Megapetalus, Moronaster, Palaeobrissus, Paleotrema, Peripatagus, Platybrissus, Plesiozonus, Prosostoma, Pycnolampas, Pygospatangus

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Type: Asterostoma

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore