Schizaster panamensis Jackson 1917 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Full reference: R. T. Jackson. 1917. Fossil Echini of the Panama Canal Zone and Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Unites States National Museum 53:489-501

Belongs to Schizaster according to R. T. Jackson 1917

Sister taxa: Schizaster (Dipneustes), Schizaster (Ova), Schizaster (Paraster), Schizaster (Schizaster), Schizaster alcaldei, Schizaster americana, Schizaster bathypetalus, Schizaster beckeri, Schizaster brachypetalus, Schizaster camagueyensis, Schizaster cartagensis, Schizaster cojimarensis, Schizaster compactus, Schizaster cordiformis, Schizaster costaricensis, Schizaster cristatus, Schizaster cubensis, Schizaster cubitabellae, Schizaster delgadoi, Schizaster diabloensis, Schizaster doederleini, Schizaster dumblei, Schizaster egozcuei, Schizaster fernandezi, Schizaster floridanus, Schizaster formelli, Schizaster gerthi, Schizaster habanensis, Schizaster lecontei, Schizaster llagunoi, Schizaster martinezensis, Schizaster moronensis, Schizaster munozi, Schizaster neuvitasensis, Schizaster pastelilloensis, Schizaster rojasi, Schizaster salutis, Schizaster sanctamariae, Schizaster sandiegensis, Schizaster santanae, Schizaster schlosseri, Schizaster sierrai, Schizaster sphenoides, Schizaster stalderi, Schizaster studeri, Schizaster subcylindricus

Type specimen: USNM 324461, a test. Its type locality is USGS 7294 - Gatun [middle Gatun Fm], which is in a Tortonian marine sandstone in the Gatun Formation of Panama.

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Panama (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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