Micraster Agassiz 1836 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Micrasteridae

Parent taxon: Micrasteridae according to A. G. Fischer 1966

See also Djabarov 1964 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Brissopneustes, Cyclasterinae, Habanaster, Isopneustes, Ovulaster

Subtaxa: Micraster (Gibbaster) Micraster (Micraster) Micraster (Plesiaster) Micraster acutus Micraster americanus Micraster carinatus Micraster coranguinum Micraster corbovis Micraster cortestudinarium Micraster glyphus Micraster leskei Micraster pseudorostratus Micraster rogalae Micraster schlueteri Micraster schroederi Micraster uddeni

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Type: Spatangus coranguinum

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore


• Paleocene of Denmark (1 collection), Egypt (1), Spain (1)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1), Austria (3), Belgium (2), the Czech Republic (1), Egypt (2), France (11), Germany (40), Japan (2), Poland (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (60), Tunisia (2), Turkmenistan (10), the United Kingdom (4), United States (15: Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas)

Total: 158 collections including 189 occurrences

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