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Order Cidaroida Claus 1880 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 32782

Alternative spelling: Cidaridae

Full reference: C. F. W. Claus. 1880. Grundzüge der Zoologie. 4th edition, Elwertsche Universitätsbuchhandlung, Marburg & Leipzig 1-2

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

Sister taxa: none

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

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