Plagiobrissus malavassii Durham 1961 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Full reference: J. W. Durham. 1961. Miocene echinoids from the Valle Central, Costa Rica. Journal of Paleontology 35(3):480-488

Belongs to Plagiobrissus according to J. W. Durham 1961

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

Type specimen: USNM 563465, a test. Its type locality is USGS Loc. 20001 - ridge between Candelaria and Río Ciruelas, which is in a Miocene/Miocene offshore siliciclastic in Costa Rica.

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: found only at USGS Loc. 20001 - ridge between Candelaria and Río Ciruelas

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