Schizaster floridanus Clark and Twitchell 1915 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Full reference: W. B. Clark and M. W. Twitchell. 1915. The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Echinodermata of the United States. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 54:1-341

Belongs to Schizaster according to W. B. Clark and M. W. Twitchell 1915

Sister taxa: Schizaster (Dipneustes), Schizaster (Ova), Schizaster (Paraster), Schizaster (Schizaster), Schizaster alcaldei, Schizaster americana, Schizaster bathypetalus, Schizaster beckeri, Schizaster brachypetalus, Schizaster camagueyensis, Schizaster cartagensis, Schizaster cojimarensis, Schizaster compactus, Schizaster cordiformis, Schizaster costaricensis, Schizaster cristatus, Schizaster cubensis, Schizaster cubitabellae, Schizaster delgadoi, Schizaster diabloensis, Schizaster doederleini, Schizaster dumblei, Schizaster egozcuei, Schizaster fernandezi, Schizaster formelli, Schizaster gerthi, Schizaster habanensis, Schizaster lecontei, Schizaster llagunoi, Schizaster martinezensis, Schizaster moronensis, Schizaster munozi, Schizaster neuvitasensis, Schizaster panamensis, Schizaster pastelilloensis, Schizaster rojasi, Schizaster salutis, Schizaster sanctamariae, Schizaster sandiegensis, Schizaster santanae, Schizaster schlosseri, Schizaster sierrai, Schizaster sphenoides, Schizaster stalderi, Schizaster studeri, Schizaster subcylindricus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Johnson's Lime Sink, which is in an Eocene marine horizon in the Ocala Formation of Florida

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: found only at Johnson's Lime Sink

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