Anisocidaris bouchardii Wright 1851 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Polycidaridae

Alternative combination: Cidaris bouchardii

Synonym: Cidaris caumonti Cotteau 1875

Belongs to Anisocidaris according to A. B. Smith 2015

Sister taxa: Anisocidaris bajociensis, Anisocidaris bathonica, Anisocidaris smithii, Anisocidaris zschokkei, Paracidaris (Anisocidaris) eluveitie, Paracidaris (Anisocidaris) parandieri

Type specimens:

  • Anisocidaris bouchardii: Its type locality is Crickley Hill (Wright collection), which is in a Murchisonae reef, buildup or bioherm limestone/marl in the Birdlip Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom
  • Cidaris caumonti:

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


• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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