Plagiobrissus Pomel 1883 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Alternative spelling: Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus)

Full reference: A. Pomel. 1883. Classification méthodique des échinides vivants et fossiles. Adolphe Jourdan, Alger 1-131

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

See also Cooke 1942, Durham 1961 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, Meoma, Metalia, Migliorinia, Pharaonaster, Plesiopatagus, Radiobrissus, Rhynobrissus, Rojasia, Stomaporus, Taimanawa, Trachypatagus, Unifascia

Subtaxa: Plagiobrissus costaricensis Plagiobrissus grandis Plagiobrissus loveni Plagiobrissus malavassii Plagiobrissus robustus

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Type: Echinus grandis

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Costa Rica (1)

• Eocene of Cuba (1), United States (7: Alabama, Florida, North Carolina)

Total: 11 collections including 15 occurrences

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