Polycidaris (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Polycidaridae

Parent taxon: Polycidaridae according to B. Hostettler and U. Menkveld-Gfeller 2015

See also Fell 1966, Sepkoski 2002 and Smith 2015

Sister taxa: Nudicidaris, Paracidaris, Romanocidaris

Subtaxa: Polycidaris escheri Polycidaris gygii Polycidaris ilminsterensis Polycidaris legayi Polycidaris regularis Polycidaris spinosa Polycidaris spinulosa

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


• Jurassic of France (1 collection), Germany (4), Luxembourg (1), Poland (2), Switzerland (5), the United Kingdom (8)

• Triassic of Italy (1)

Total: 22 collections including 25 occurrences

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