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Plegiocidaris Pomel 1883 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 32823

Synonym: Abelleicidaris Vadet 1991 (taxon 375735)

Parent taxon: Cidaridea according to E. A. Bischof et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Cidaridae, Ctenocidaridae, Goniocidarinae, Paurocidaris, Psychocidaridae

Subtaxa: Plegiocidaris bradfordensis, Plegiocidaris coronata, Plegiocidaris coronatus, Plegiocidaris crucifera, Plegiocidaris platyspina, Plegiocidaris saemanni

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