Linthia Desor 1853 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Alternative spelling: Schizaster (Linthia)

Parent taxon: Schizasteridae according to A. B. Smith 1995

See also Cooke 1942, Cooke 1959, Fischer 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Linthia (Linthia) Linthia (Lutetiaster) Linthia alabamensis Linthia californica Linthia houzeaui Linthia prima Linthia sudanensis Linthia variabilis

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Austria (1 collection), Japan (2)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), France (1), Haiti (1), India (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), Niger (1), United States (17: North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Mali (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Mali (3), the Netherlands (1), United States (14: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, Texas)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Mali (2)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), Oman (1), United States (33: Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas)

Total: 84 collections including 98 occurrences

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