Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Echinoidea > Subclass Euechinoidea > Infraclass Irregularia > Superorder Atelostomata > Order Spatangoida > Suborder Brissidina > Superfamily Spatangidea

Loveniidae Lambert, 1905

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted


Echinocardiinae Cooke, 1942

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: porcupine heart urchins sources: Deméré, T. A. & Rugh, N. S. 2006. Invertebrates of the Imperia Sea. Pp. 43-69 in G. T. Jefferson & L. Lindsay (eds.) Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert Sunbelt Publications, El Cajon, CA.
 Swedish: hjärtsjöborrar


original description

Lambert, J. 1905. Notes sur quelques Échinides éocéniques de l'Aude et de l'Hérault. Pp. 129-164 in Doncieux, L. Catalogue descriptif des fossiles nummulitiques de l'Aude et de l'Hérault. Première Partie. Montagne Noire et Minervois. Annales de l'Université de Lyon, Nouvelle Série, I. Sciences, Médecine 17, 129-164.

basis of record

Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336-351

additional source

Kroh, A. & Smith, A.B. (2010): The phylogeny and classification of post-Palaeozoic echinoids. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 8/2: 147-212.

identification resource

Smith, A.B. 2013. Key to genera of Loveniidae. In: Smith, A.B. & Kroh, A. (editors) The Echinoid Directory. World Wide Web electronic publication.



External Links



Kroh, A. (2014). Loveniidae Lambert, 1905. In: Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2014) World Echinoidea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:123175




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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