Family Palaeostomatidae Lovèn 1868 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Palaeostomatidae

Alternative spelling: Palaeostomata

Full reference: S. Lovèn. 1868. Om Leskia mirabilis Gray. Öfversigt af Kongelige Vetenskaps-Akademiens, Förhandlingar 24:431-440

Parent taxon: Hemiasterina according to A. G. Fischer 1966

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Homoeaster Lambertiaster Leiostomaster Ornithaster Palaeostoma

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Type: Palaeostoma

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Austria (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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