Echinocardium Gray 1825 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Loveniidae

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

See also Clark 1904, Fischer 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Breynia, Breyninae, Chuniola, Echinocardiidae, Lovenia, Verbeekia

Subtaxa: Echinocardium cordatum Echinocardium kelloggi Echinocardium marylandiense Echinocardium orthonotum

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

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

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), United States (14: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Switzerland (3), United States (2: Maryland)

Total: 21 collections including 23 occurrences

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