Eupatagus Agassiz 1847 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Synonyms: Eupatagus (Spatangomorpha) Boehm 1882, Spatangomorpha Boehm 1882

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

See also Cooke 1959, Fischer 1966, Sanchez-Roig 1953 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aguayoaster, Arcaechinus, Brissopatagus, Brissopsidae, Brissopsis, Brissus, Cionobrissus, Cyclaster, Diplodetus, 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: Eupatagus (Spatangomorpha) pinarensis Eupatagus alatus Eupatagus attenuatus Eupatagus brodermanni Eupatagus calistoides Eupatagus casanovai Eupatagus ocalanus Eupatagus rostratus Eupatagus stevensi Eupatagus turibacoensis

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (2 collections), Indonesia (1)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Malta (3)

• Oligocene of India (4), Jamaica (1), Jordan (1), New Zealand (2), Somalia (1)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (5)

• Eocene of Cuba (4), Haiti (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), Panama (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (20: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington)

Total: 52 collections including 63 occurrences

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