Spatangus Gray 1825 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Spatangidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1825. An attempt to divide the Echinida, or Sea Eggs, into natural families. Annals of Philosophy, new series 10:423-431

Parent taxon: Spatangidae according to L. Ragaini 1994

See also Fischer 1966, Gray 1825 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Atelospatangus, Isomicraster, Laevipatagus, Maretia, Semipetalion

Subtaxa: Spatangus (Granopatagus) Spatangus (Phymapatagus) Spatangus (Platyspatus) Spatangus (Spatangus) Spatangus glenni Spatangus pachecoensis

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Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Belgium (1 collection), United States (3: South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Egypt (1), Italy (11)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (2)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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