Rhabdocidaris (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Rhabdocidaridae

Alternative spelling: Rabdocidaris

Synonyms: Callaudicidaris Vadet 1991, Dickesicidaris Vadet 1988

Parent taxon: Rhabdocidaridae 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: Histocidaris, Laurenticidaris

Subtaxa: Rhabdocidaris copeoides Rhabdocidaris deubelbeissi Rhabdocidaris fowleri Rhabdocidaris horrida Rhabdocidaris orbignyana Rhabdocidaris rauraca Rhabdocidaris sanchezi Rhabdocidaris subcoronata Rhabdocidaris thurmanni

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

Distribution:

• Miocene of Cuba (1 collection)

• Eocene of France (2), Germany (1), India (1)

• Cretaceous of China (1), France (2), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Portugal (14), Spain (1), Switzerland (2)

• Jurassic of Egypt (1), Ethiopia (1), France (13), Germany (5), India (1), Poland (7), Portugal (2), Saudi Arabia (24), Switzerland (7), Tunisia (2), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (12)

• Triassic of Italy (6)

Total: 109 collections including 120 occurrences

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