Moira Agassiz 1872 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Synonym: Moera Michelin 1855 [replaced name]

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

See also Cooke 1942, Grant and Hertlein 1938 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Moira (Moira) Moira (Moiropsis) Moira atropos Moira clothro

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore


• Quaternary of United States (2: Maryland, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Japan (1), Taiwan (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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