Prenaster Desor 1853 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Synonyms: Prenaster (Protenaster) Pomel 1883, Protenaster Pomel 1883

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

See also Fischer 1966, Kier 1984 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Prenaster (Prenaster) Prenaster clarki Prenaster elongatus Prenaster parvus Prenaster sanchezi Prenaster synapticus Saviniaster

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: found only at Nishi-ura (Eocene of Japan)

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