Caribbaster Kier 1984 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Full reference: P. M. Kier. 1984. Fossil spatangoid echinoids of Cuba. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 55:1-336

Parent taxon: Schizasteridae according to S. K. Donovan and D-A. C. Rowe 2000

See also Kier 1984 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Caribbaster loveni

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: found only at Pimento Hill, Beecher Town, St. Ann parish [Swanswick Fm] (Eocene to Eocene of Jamaica)

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