Archaeocidaris M'Coy 1844 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Archaeocidaridae

Full reference: F. M'Coy. 1844. A synopsis of the characters of the Carboniferous limestone fossils of Ireland 1-274

Parent taxon: Archaeocidaridae according to C. L. Schneider et al. 2005

See also Boczarowski 2001, Fell 1966, M'Coy 1844, Sepkoski 2002 and Webster et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Eocidaris, Lepidocidaris, Nortonechinus, Polytaxicidaris, Silurocidaris, Xenocidaris

Subtaxa: Archaeocidaris selwyni

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder


• Triassic of United States (2: Alaska collections)

• Permian of Australia (3), Tunisia (2), United States (19: Arizona, Nevada, Texas)

• Virgilian of United States (3: Illinois)

• Desmoinesian of United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Atokan of United States (4: Colorado)

• Carboniferous of China (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (10: Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, New mexico, Texas, Wyoming)

• Mississippian of United States (1: Arizona)

• Devonian of France (1), Germany (7), Poland (1)

Total: 56 collections including 59 occurrences

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