Cidaris texanus Clark 1891 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

Belongs to Cidaris according to C. W. Cooke 1953

See also Clark and Twitchell 1915

Sister taxa: Cidaris (Cidaris), Cidaris admeto, Cidaris alabamensis, Cidaris alata, Cidaris alpis, Cidaris baculifera, Cidaris blandis, Cidaris bowerbankii, Cidaris branneri, Cidaris californicus, Cidaris catenifera, Cidaris cojimarensis, Cidaris cornaliae, Cidaris cubensis, Cidaris curioni, Cidaris dilleri, Cidaris dixiensis, Cidaris fasciculata, Cidaris flexuosa, Cidaris fumagalli, Cidaris georgiana, Cidaris grandaeva, Cidaris guembeli, Cidaris klipsteini, Cidaris liagora, Cidaris lorenzanus, Cidaris loveni, Cidaris martinezensis, Cidaris modestus, Cidaris moereus, Cidaris mortoni, Cidaris omboni, Cidaris ordinatus, Cidaris parastadifera, Cidaris perdubius, Cidaris perornata, Cidaris plumasensis, Cidaris pratti, Cidaris schlonbachi, Cidaris serrifera, Cidaris shastensis, Cidaris smithi, Cidaris splendens, Cidaris subnobilis, Cidaris subnodosa, Cidaris taylorensis, Cidaris tehamensis, Cidaris tribuloides, Cidaris tubuloides, Cidaris wahalakensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hill locality 354, Cline Mountain, which is in a Campanian carbonate chalk in the Austin Chalk Formation of Texas

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

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (3: Texas collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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