Taimanawa Henderson and Fell 1969 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

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

See also 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, Plagiobrissus, Plesiopatagus, Radiobrissus, Rhynobrissus, Rojasia, Stomaporus, Trachypatagus, Unifascia

Subtaxa: Taimanawa greyi Taimanawa prisca Taimanawa pulchella Taimanawa rostrata

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Type: Taimanawa pulchella

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of New Zealand (4)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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