The Echinoid Directory

Contributed by Andreas Kroh, March 2011

Xanthobrissus A. Agassiz, 1863, p. 28

Distribution Recent; Kingsmills Islands.
Name gender masculine
Type Xanthobrissus garreti A. Agassiz, 1863, p. 28, by monotypy (= Metalia sternalis (Lamarck, 1816)).
Species Included Only the type species.
Classification and/or Status Spatangoida, Micrasterina, Brissidae.

Subjective junior synonym of Metalia Gray, 1855, p. 51.
Remarks Agassiz, A. 1863. List of the echinoderms sent to different institutions in exchange for other specimens, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 1, 17-28.

Mortensen, T. 1951. A Monograph of the Echinoidea. V, 2. Spatangoida II. Amphisternata II. Spatangidae, Loveniidae, Pericosmidae, Schizasteridae, Brissidae. C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen, 593 pp.