The Echinoid Directory

Subfamily Pseudocidarinae Smith & Wright, 1993, p. 199


 Hemicidaridae with:

  • ambulacral plating simple ambove the ambitus; small primary tubercle on every element adjacent to pore-zone;
  • interambulacral zones with just a small number of adapical plates that are taller than wide; one adapical plate in each zone without functional tubercle.
Lower Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous, Europe, Middle East, India
Type Pseudocidaris
Classification and/or Status Carinacea, Hemicidaridae
Distinguished from Hemicidarinae by having simple ambulacral plating above the ambitus.

The following taxon is probably a member of the Pseudocidarinae but is based on spines only and thus its identity is problematic:
Firmacidaris Lambert, 1937

Smith, A. B. & Wright, C. W. 1993. British Cretaceous echinoids. Part 3, Stirodonta 2 (Hemicidaroida, Arbacioida and Phymosomatoida, part 1). Monographs of the Palaeontographical Society 147 (593): 199-267, pls 73-92.