Temnocidaris (Stereocidaris) Pomel 1883 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

Alternative spelling: Stereocidaris

Synonym: Typocidaris Pomel 1883

Parent taxon: Temnocidaris according to A. B. Smith 2009

See also Donovan 1993, Fell 1966, Geys 1987, Sepkoski 2002 and Smith 1991

Sister taxa: Temnocidaris baylei, Temnocidaris danica, Temnocidaris magnifica

Subtaxa: Temnocidaris (Stereocidaris) malheiroi Temnocidaris (Stereocidaris) sarracenarum Typocidaris pistillum Typocidaris sceptrifera Typocidaris serrata Typocidaris ubaghsi

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

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), the Czech Republic (5), France (15), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Jamaica (1), Saudi Arabia (5), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (8), Yemen (1)

• Jurassic of Armenia (1)

Total: 46 collections including 51 occurrences

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