Moira atropos Lamarck 1816 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Alternative combinations: Schizaster atropos, Spatangus atropos

Belongs to Moira according to P. M. Kier 1992

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915, Cooke 1942 and Holmes 1860

Sister taxa: Moira (Moira), Moira (Moiropsis), Moira clothro

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore


• Quaternary of United States (2: Maryland, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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