Cidaris splendens Morton 1841 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

Alternative combination: Cidarites splendens

Belongs to Cidaris according to C. W. Cooke 1959

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915 and Cooke 1941

Sister taxa: Cidaris (Cidaris), Cidaris admeto, Cidaris alabamensis, Cidaris alata, Cidaris alpis, Cidaris baculifera, Cidaris blandis, Cidaris bowerbankii, Cidaris branneri, Cidaris californicus, Cidaris catenifera, Cidaris cojimarensis, Cidaris cornaliae, Cidaris cubensis, Cidaris curioni, Cidaris dilleri, Cidaris dixiensis, Cidaris fasciculata, Cidaris flexuosa, Cidaris fumagalli, Cidaris georgiana, Cidaris guembeli, Cidaris klipsteini, Cidaris liagora, Cidaris lorenzanus, Cidaris loveni, Cidaris martinezensis, Cidaris modestus, Cidaris moereus, Cidaris mortoni, Cidaris omboni, Cidaris ordinatus, Cidaris parastadifera, Cidaris perdubius, Cidaris perornata, Cidaris plumasensis, Cidaris pratti, Cidaris schlonbachi, Cidaris serrifera, Cidaris shastensis, Cidaris smithi, Cidaris subnobilis, Cidaris subnodosa, Cidaris taylorensis, Cidaris tehamensis, Cidaris texanus, Cidaris tribuloides, Cidaris tubuloides, Cidaris wahalakensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Timber Creek - Vincentown Fm, which is in a Danian coastal sandstone in the Vincentown Formation of New Jersey

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal grazer-omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (8: Alabama, New Jersey collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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