Schizaster beckeri Cooke 1942 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Full reference: C. W. Cooke. 1942. Cenozoic irregular echinoids of the Eastern United States. Journal of Paleontology 16:1-62

Belongs to Schizaster according to C. W. Cooke 1942

Sister taxa: Schizaster (Dipneustes), Schizaster (Ova), Schizaster (Paraster), Schizaster (Schizaster), Schizaster alcaldei, Schizaster americana, Schizaster bathypetalus, 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 floridanus, Schizaster formelli, Schizaster gerthi, Schizaster habanensis, 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 Gainesville Quarry, which is in a Priabonian carbonate limestone in the Ocala Formation of Florida

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore

Distribution: found only at Gainesville Quarry

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