Lovenia Desor 1847 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Loveniidae

Synonyms: Lovenia (Vasconaster) Lambert 1915, Vasconaster Lambert 1915

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

See also Fischer 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Lovenia (Lovenia) Lovenia alabamensis Lovenia tuberculata

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Fiji (7), Italy (5), New Zealand (4), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Malta (3)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Texas)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (1)

Total: 24 collections including 25 occurrences

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