Brissopsis Agassiz 1840 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Parent taxon: Brissidae according to J. Hansen and T. Hansen 2005

See also Durham 1961, Fischer 1966, Henderson 1975, Ragaini 1994 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aguayoaster, Arcaechinus, Brissopatagus, Brissopsidae, Brissus, Cionobrissus, Cyclaster, Diplodetus, Eupatagus, Fernandezaster, Fourtaunia, Gillechinus, Gualtieria, Herreraster, Hikelaster, Hysteraster, Lajanaster, Macropneustes, Mariania, Mauritanaster, Megapneustes, Meoma, Metalia, Migliorinia, Pharaonaster, Plagiobrissus, Plesiopatagus, Radiobrissus, Rhynobrissus, Rojasia, Stomaporus, Taimanawa, Trachypatagus, Unifascia

Subtaxa: Brissopsis elegans Brissopsis hectori Brissopsis jimenoi Brissopsis lyrifer Brissopsis praeluzonica

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Type: Brissopsis elegans

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Australia (6), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Egypt (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (7), New Zealand (3)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Cuba (1), Haiti (1), Iran (1), Somalia (1)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (3), United States (1: Florida)

Total: 35 collections including 37 occurrences

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