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Free Content Biological Results of the University of Miami Deep-Sea Expeditions. 68.

Evolution in the Genus Meoma (Echinoidea: Spatangoida) and a Description of a New Species from Panama

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The systematics of the echinoid genus Meoma is discussed, and a new species of this tropical heart-urchin, Meoma frangibilis, is described from the Bay of Panama. Meoma grandis is made a subspecies of Meoma ventricosa. The genus is traced to a Macropneustes ancestor in the early Eocene of Europe.
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Publication date: 01 September 1970

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