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Cidaris texanus

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

Taxonomy
Cidaris texanus was named by Clark (1891). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Hill locality 354, Cline Mountain, which is in a Campanian carbonate chalk in the Austin Chalk Formation of Texas.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1891Cidaris texanus Clark
1915Cidaris texanus Clark and Twitchell p. 45
1953Cidaris texanus Cooke p. 5 figs. Pl 1, fig 14

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
RankNameAuthor
classEchinoidea()
subclassCidaroidea(Claus 1880)
orderCidaroida()
superfamilyCidarideaGray 1825
familyCidaridae
genusCidarisLeske 1778
speciestexanusClark 1891

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: high Mg calciteo
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: slow-movingo
Life habit: low-level epifaunalo
Diet: grazero
Diet 2: omnivoreo
Vision: limitedc
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2004-02-28 12:08:25
Modified: 2009-12-13 03:42:21
Source: o = order, c = class, p = phylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Aberhan 1992

Age range: Early/Lower Campanian or 83.50000 to 70.60000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Texas) Cidaris texanus (78198 type locality: 78201 78202)