†family Paracidaridae Smith 2015 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Paracidaridae

Full reference: A. B. Smith. 2015. British Jurassic regular echinoids. Part 1, Introduction, Cidaroida, Echinothurioida, Aspidodiadematoida and Pedinoida. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society 169(644):1-67

Parent taxon: Cidaroida according to A. B. Smith 2015

Sister taxa: Cidaridea, Delocidaris, Diplocidaridae, Fellius, Heterocidaridae, Hirudocidaris, Histocidaridea, Leurocidaris, Menocidaris, Mesodiadema, Mikrocidari, Minicidaris, Miocidaridae, Oedematocidaris, Palmerius, Polycidaridae, Prophyllacanthus, Rhabdocidaridae, Serpianotiaridae, Tretocidaris, Triadotiaridae

Subtaxa: Caenocidaris

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Type: Paracidaris

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

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Luxembourg (2 collections), Mexico (1), the United Kingdom (4)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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