Balanocidaris japonica Nisiyama 1966 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

Full reference: S. Nisiyama. 1966. The echinoid fauna from Japan and adjacent regions, Part I. Palaeontological Society of Japan Special Papers 11:1-277

Belongs to Balanocidaris according to S. Nisiyama 1966

Sister taxon: Balanocidaris strombecki

Type specimen: IGPS 73767. Its type locality is Shohoji temple, which is in a Jurassic marine limestone in the Torinosu Limestone Formation of Japan.

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

Distribution: found only at Shohoji temple

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