Brisaster Gray 1855 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

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

See also Chiesa et al. 1995 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Abatus, Agassizia, Brisasterinae, Diploporaster, Faorina, Hemifaorina, Hemigymnia, Kina, Lambertona, Linthia, Moira, Opissaster, Parabrissus, Peribrissus, Prenaster, Proraster, Pseudobrissus, Schizaster, Schizopneustes, Tripylus

Subtaxa: Brisaster maximus

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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