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Triadocidaris venusta Münster 1841 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Euechinoidea - Triadocidaridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 270174

Alternative combination: Cidaris venusta

Synonym: Cidaris gerana Braun 1841 (taxon 269450)

Full reference: G. Münster. 1841. Beiträge zur Geognosie und Petrefacten-Kunde des südöstlichen Tirols vorzüglich der Schichten von St. Cassian. II. Beschreibung und Abbildung der in den Kalkmergelschichten von St. Cassian gefunden Versteinerungen. Beiträge zur Petrefacten-Kunde 4:25-152

Belongs to Triadocidaris according to P. M. Kier 1984

Sister taxa: Triadocidaris giauensis, Triadocidaris immunita, Triadocidaris persimilis, Triadocidaris subsimilis, Triadocidaris suessii

Type specimens:

  • Triadocidaris venusta: BSPG AS VII 436. Its type locality is St. Cassian (Munster coll), which is in a Julian carbonate limestone in the Cassian Formation of Italy.
  • Cidaris gerana: Its type locality is St. Cassian (Munster coll), which is in a Julian carbonate limestone in the Cassian Formation of Italy.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer-deposit feeder