†family Rhabdocidaridae Lambert 1900 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Rhabdocidaridae

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

See also Donovan et al. 2005, Grawe-Baumeister et al. 2000, Kroh and Smith 2010 and Smith 2009

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

Subtaxa: Histocidaris Laurenticidaris Rhabdocidaris

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Type: Rhabdocidaris

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

Distribution:

• Miocene of Brazil (1 collection), Cuba (1), Jamaica (1), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Cuba (2), France (2), Germany (1), India (1)

• Cretaceous of China (1), France (2), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Portugal (14), Spain (1), Switzerland (2)

• Jurassic of Egypt (1), Ethiopia (1), France (13), Germany (5), India (1), Luxembourg (1), Peru (1), Poland (7), Portugal (2), Saudi Arabia (24), Switzerland (7), Tunisia (2), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (16)

• Triassic of Italy (8)

Total: 122 collections including 134 occurrences

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