The Echinoid Directory

Contributed by Andreas Kroh, January 2010

Timorocidaris Wanner, 1920, p.696

Distribution Permian, Timor.
Name gender feminine
Type Timorocidaris sphaeracantha Wanner, 1920, p.697, by monotypy.
Classification and/or Status Stemless cladid crinoid.
Remarks Originally interpreted to represent echinoid spines, but now considered a stemless and unattached crinoid with extremely reduced skeleton.

Wanner, J. 1920. Ueber einige palaozoische Seeigelstacheln (Timorocidaris gen. nov. und Bolboporites Pander). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 22/2: 696-712.

Lakeman, R. 1950. On the crinoid nature of Timorocidaris sphaeracantha Wann. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 53/1: 100-108.

Hess, H., Ausich, W.I., Brett, C.E., & Simms, M.J. (eds) 1999. Fossil Crinoids. 275 p. pp., Cambridge, MA (Cambridge University Press).