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Leurocidaris Kier 1977 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida

PaleoDB taxon number: 32803

Full reference: P. M. Kier. 1977. Triassic Echinoids. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 30:1-88

Parent taxon: Cidaroida according to J. J. Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Leurocidaris montanaro

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