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Triassicidaris peruviensis Smith 1994 (pencil urchin)

Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 267703

Full reference: A. B. Smith. 1994. Triassic echinoids from Peru. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 233:177-202

Belongs to Triassicidaris according to A. B. Smith 1994

Sister taxon: Triassicidaris ampezzana

Type specimen: USNM 398514, a partial shell (interambulacral segments). Its type locality is 85-HN-13, Huanincocha, which is in an Alaunian/Sevatian shallow subtidal grainstone in the Chambara Formation of Peru.

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