Opissaster Pomel 1883 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

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

See also Fischer 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Opissaster cantabriae Opissaster herrerae Opissaster rotundatus Opissaster tainui

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Italy (2 collections), New Zealand (6)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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