Meoma Gray 1851 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

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

See also Fischer 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aguayoaster, Arcaechinus, Brissopatagus, Brissopsidae, Brissopsis, Brissus, Cionobrissus, Cyclaster, Diplodetus, Eupatagus, Fernandezaster, Fourtaunia, Gillechinus, Gualtieria, Herreraster, Hikelaster, Hysteraster, Lajanaster, Macropneustes, Mariania, Mauritanaster, Megapneustes, Metalia, Migliorinia, Pharaonaster, Plagiobrissus, Plesiopatagus, Radiobrissus, Rhynobrissus, Rojasia, Stomaporus, Taimanawa, Trachypatagus, Unifascia

Subtaxa: Meoma tuberculata Meoma ventricosa

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Mexico (3)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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