Plegiocidaris crucifera Agassiz 1840 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida

Alternative combination: Cidaris crucifera

Synonyms: Cidaris cervicalis Agassiz 1840, Plegiocidaris cervicalis Agassiz 1840

Belongs to Plegiocidaris according to E. A. Bischof et al. 2018

See also Hostettler et al. 2017 and Smith 2009

Sister taxa: Plegiocidaris bradfordensis, Plegiocidaris coronata, Plegiocidaris coronatus, Plegiocidaris platyspina, Plegiocidaris saemanni

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

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (2 collections), Germany (2), Poland (1), Switzerland (11)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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