Miocidaris Döderlein 1887 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Miocidaridae

Full reference: L. Döderlein. 1887. Die Japanischen Seeigel. I. Theil. Fammilie Cidaridae und Saleniidae. E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1-59

Parent taxon: Miocidaridae according to J. R. Thompson 2015

See also Fell 1966, Hagdorn 1995, Nisiyama 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anaulocidaris, Aplocidaris, Couvelardicidaris, Dicyclocidaris, Eotiaris, Pachycidaris, Panniericidaris, Permocidaris, Procidaris

Subtaxa: Miocidaris (Serpianotiaris) Miocidaris adrianae Miocidaris amalthei Miocidaris platyacantha Miocidaris spinulifera

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Type: Cidaris amalthei

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


• Jurassic of France (2 collections), Italy (1)

• Triassic of Canada (5: British Columbia), China (5), East Timor (1), France (1), Germany (2), Hungary (5), Italy (1), Spain (1), United States (19: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah)

• Permian of Italy (1), Japan (1)

Total: 45 collections including 49 occurrences

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