Cidaris roemeri Wissmann 1841 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

Synonyms: Cidaris globifera Klipstein 1845, Cidaris tyrolensis Desor 1855 [objective synonym]

Full reference: H. L. Wissmann. 1841. Taxonomic names, in Beiträge zur Geognosie und Petrefacten-Kunde des südöstlichen Tirols vorzüglich der Schichten von St. Cassian. Beiträge zur Petrefacten-Kunde 4:1-152

Belongs to Cidaris according to L. Jaselli and V. Pieroni 2023

See also Kier 1977, Laube 1865 and Wissmann 1841

Sister taxa: Cidaris (Bramus), Cidaris (Cidaris), Cidaris (Protocidaris), Cidaris (Vernius), Cidaris admeto, Cidaris alabamensis, Cidaris alata, Cidaris alpis, Cidaris baculifera, Cidaris bechei, 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 grandaeva, Cidaris guembeli, Cidaris klipsteini, Cidaris liagora, Cidaris lorenzanus, Cidaris loveni, Cidaris martinezensis, Cidaris mazzettii, Cidaris merriami, Cidaris modestus, Cidaris moereus, Cidaris mortoni, Cidaris omboni, Cidaris ordinatus, Cidaris parastadifera, Cidaris perdubius, Cidaris perornata, Cidaris plumasensis, Cidaris pratti, Cidaris remiger, Cidaris schlonbachi, Cidaris serrifera, Cidaris shastensis, Cidaris sinaiensis, Cidaris smithi, Cidaris splendens, Cidaris subnobilis, Cidaris subnodosa, Cidaris taylorensis, Cidaris tehamaensis, Cidaris texanus, Cidaris thouarsii, Cidaris tribuloides, Cidaris tubuloides, Cidaris vafellus, Cidaris wahalakensis, Cidarites tribuloides

Type specimens:

  • Cidaris roemeri: Its type locality is St. Cassian (Munster coll), which is in a Julian carbonate limestone in the Cassian Formation of Italy.
  • Cidaris globifera:
  • Cidaris tyrolensis:

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


• Triassic of Hungary (1 collection), Italy (6), Slovenia (1), Spain (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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