Maretia Gray 1855 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Spatangidae

Synonym: Hemipatagus Desor 1858

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

See also Fischer 1966, Hassan 1953 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Atelospatangus, Isomicraster, Laevipatagus, Semipetalion, Spatangus

Subtaxa: Maretia arguta Maretia estenozi

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Eritrea (1 collection)

• Miocene of Cuba (1), Indonesia (1), New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (15: Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

Total: 21 collections including 22 occurrences

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