Diploporaster Mortensen 1950 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

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

See also Fischer 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Diploporaster flemingi

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore


• Miocene of New Zealand (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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