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n.1.(Zool.) A genus of heart-shaped sea urchins belonging to the Spatangoidea.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Superorder Atelostomata Order Spatangoida Suborder Micrasterina Family Spatangidae Genus Spatangus GRAY, 1825 Spatangus corsicus DESOR P1.7, fig.
1869 Spatangus corsicus, TARAMELLI, p.2176, PUX/1-2 1877 Spatangus corsicus, COTTEAU in LOCARD.
Contribution a la connaissance des larves de Spatangides en Mediterranee: Echinocardium mediterraneum (Forb.) et Spatangus purpureus (O.