Paracidaris (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Polycidaridae

Synonym: Chesniericidaris Vadet 2004

Parent taxon: Polycidaridae according to E. A. Bischof et al. 2018

See also Fell 1966, Hostettler et al. 2017, Hostettler and Menkveld-Gfeller 2015, Sepkoski 2002 and Smith 2015

Sister taxa: Nudicidaris, Polycidaris, Romanocidaris

Subtaxa: Paracidaris (Anisocidaris) Paracidaris blumenbachi Paracidaris florigemma Paracidaris jeanneti Paracidaris laeviuscula Paracidaris toucasi Paracidaris wrightii

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Type: Cidaris florigemma

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


• Cretaceous of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Jurassic of France (10), Germany (2), Luxembourg (2), Poland (2), Portugal (1), Switzerland (33), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (42)

Total: 94 collections including 108 occurrences

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