Murraypneustes Holmes et al. 2005 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida

Full reference: F. C. Holmes, C. Ah Tee, and J. Krause. 2005. Two new Middle Miocene spatangoids (Echinoidea) from the Murray Basin, South Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 62(1):91-99

Parent taxon: Spatangoida according to F. C. Holmes et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Allotoxaster, Amoraster, Apoxypetalum, Archaeopneustes, Asterostomatina, Barnumia, Brissidina, Brissoides, Cagaster, Cestobrissus, Cottreaucorys, Echinocoridae, Enichaster, Gonzalezaster, Gymnopatagus, Hemiasteridae, Hemiasterina, Homoeopetalus, Hypselaster, Kertaster, Leymeriaster, Micrasterina, Mortensenaster, Mundaster, Neoproraster, Niponaster, Nudobrissus, Orthaster, Palaeostomidae, Paleopneustina, Paraheteraster, Peraspatangus, Peroniaster, Pictaviechinus, Pliotoxaster, Pseudogibbaster, Pseudolinthia, Pseudowashitaster, Pusillaster, Royasendia, Schizobrissus, Somalechinus, Somaliasteridae, Spatagobrissus, Tessieria, Toxasteridae, Toxasterina, Wuarnia

Subtaxa: Murraypneustes biannulatus

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Type: Murraypneustes biannulatus

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: found only at PL3203 - Left bank of the Murray River, 7 km NNE of Blanchetown (Miocene of Australia)

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