Heterocentrotus Brandt 1835 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Echinometridae

Full reference: J. F. Brandt. 1835. Prodromus descriptionis animalium ab H. Mertensio in orbis terrarum circumnavigatione observatorum. Animalia Mertensii. Petropoli, Lipsiae 1:1-75

Parent taxon: Echinometridae according to H. B. Fell and D. L. Pawson 1966

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Echinometra, Evechinus, Hipponoe

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (2 collections), French Polynesia (1), Mauritius (1), United States (1: Hawaii), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Fiji (3)

• Miocene of Fiji (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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