Hemiaster (Bolbaster) prunella Lamarck 1816 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae

Alternative combination: Spatangus prunella

Belongs to Hemiaster (Bolbaster) according to K. J. McNamara 1987

Sister taxa: Hemiaster (Bolbaster) callidus, Hemiaster (Bolbaster) dolosus, Hemiaster (Bolbaster) planedeclivis, Hemiaster (Bolbaster) subidus, Hemiaster (Bolbaster) verecundus

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore


• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (4 collections)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), the Netherlands (6), Spain (8)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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