Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Asterocidaris

Echinoidea - Hemicidaridae

Taxonomy
Asterocidaris is a genus. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Hemicidaridae by Fell and Pawson (1966); and to Hemicidaroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Asterocidaris Fell and Pawson p. U382
2002Asterocidaris Sepkoski, Jr.

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
RankNameAuthor
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
superorderAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
familyHemicidaridae
genusAsterocidaris

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: high Mg calcitec
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Environment: marinep
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: epifaunalc
Diet: grazerc
Diet 2: deposit feederc
Vision: limitedc
Dispersal: waterp
Dispersal 2: planktonicp
Created: 2004-02-28 12:05:24
Modified: 2010-02-12 04:00:29
Source: c = class, p = phylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Aberhan 1992

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Bajocian to the top of the Early/Lower Callovian or 171.60000 to 161.20000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Bajocian171.6 - 167.7Switzerland A. granulosa (32036)
Early/Lower Callovian164.7 - 161.2Madagascar A. ragoti (98185)