Balanocidaris (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

Parent taxon: Stylocidarinae according to S. Nisiyama 1966

See also Fell 1966, Morishita 1964 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxon: Firmacidaris

Subtaxa: Balanocidaris japonica

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

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), Hungary (3), Spain (2)

• Jurassic of Algeria (1), France (2), Germany (1), Japan (2), Portugal (3)

• Triassic of Greece (1), Italy (12)

Total: 28 collections including 30 occurrences

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