Phyllacanthus imperialis Lamarck 1816 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

Alternative combination: Cidarites imperialis

Belongs to Phyllacanthus according to S. Nisiyama 1966

Sister taxa: Phyllacanthus carolinensis, Phyllacanthus clarkei, Phyllacanthus javanus, Phyllacanthus leoni, Phyllacanthus mitchelli, Phyllacanthus mortoni

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

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Micronesia (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Fiji (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (10), Vanuatu (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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