Linthia alabamensis Clark and Twitchell 1915 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Alternative combination: Schizaster (Linthia) alabamensis

Synonym: Linthia maverickensis Gardner 1935

Full reference: W. B. Clark and M. W. Twitchell. 1915. The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Echinodermata of the United States. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 54:1-341

Belongs to Linthia according to C. W. Cooke 1959

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915 and Cooke 1942

Sister taxa: Linthia (Linthia), Linthia (Lutetiaster), Linthia avilensis, Linthia brodermanni, Linthia cretacica, Linthia garciai, Linthia ghiroboensis, Linthia hanoverensis, Linthia houzeaui, Linthia monteroae, Linthia navillei, Linthia praenipponica, Linthia prima, Linthia sanrafaelensis, Linthia sudanensis, Linthia variabilis, Linthia wilmingtonensis, Schizaster (Linthia) ocalanus, Schizaster (Linthia) tumidulus

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore


• Paleocene of United States (9: Alabama, Arkansas, Texas collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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