Brissus Gray 1825 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Parent taxon: Brissidae according to R. A. Henderson 1975

See also Fischer 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aguayoaster, Arcaechinus, Brissopatagus, Brissopsidae, Brissopsis, 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: Brissus caobaense Brissus eximius Brissus expansus Brissus fragilis Brissus inaequalis Brissus rana Brissus sagrae

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Type: Brissus fragilis

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: South Carolina collection)

• Pliocene of Cuba (1), Egypt (2), Fiji (2)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Australia (3), Indonesia (1), Malta (1), Moldova (3), Ukraine (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1), United States (3: Florida, Georgia, Texas)

• Eocene of Cuba (1)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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