Mecaster batnensis Coquand 1862

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae

Alternative combinations: Hemiaster (Mecaster) batnensis, Hemiaster batnensis

Synonyms: Hemiaster cedroensis Maury 1936, Hemiaster delgadoi de Loriol 1888, Hemiaster jacksoni Maury 1925, Leiostomaster boesei Smiser 1936

Belongs to Mecaster according to S. C. Hook and W. A. Cobban 2017

See also Berndt 2003, Cooke 1953, Manso and Andrade 2008, Maury 1936 and Smith 1991

Sister taxa: Hemiaster (Mecaster) luynesi, Hemiaster (Mecaster) syriacus, Mecaster africanus, Mecaster fourneli, Mecaster orbignyanus, Mecaster pseudofourneli, Mecaster victoris

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Brazil (53 collections), Egypt (3), Jordan (2), United States (10: New Mexico)

Total: 68 collections each including a single occurrence

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