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Lovenia Desor 1847 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Loveniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 33418

Synonyms: Lovenia (Vasconaster) Lambert 1915 (no. 168779), Vasconaster Lambert 1915 (no. 168777)

Parent taxon: Loveniidae according to R. A. Henderson 1975

Sister taxa: Breynia, Breyninae, Chuniola, Echinocardiidae, Echinocardium, Verbeekia

Subtaxa: Lovenia (Lovenia), Lovenia alabamensis, Lovenia tuberculata

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore