Plagiobrissus grandis Gmelin 1788 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Alternative combinations: Echinus grandis, Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) grandis

Belongs to Plagiobrissus according to J. W. Durham 1961

See also Cooke 1942

Sister taxa: Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) curvus, Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) dixie, Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) gardnerae, Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) holmesii, Plagiobrissus costaricensis, Plagiobrissus loveni, Plagiobrissus malavassii, Plagiobrissus robustus

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: found only at Sao Joao de Pirabas (Miocene of Brazil)

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