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Encope Agassiz 1840 (sand dollar)

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 33124

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1840. Catalogus systematicus Ectyporum Echinodermatum fossilium Musei Neocomiensis, secundum ordinem zoologicum dispositus; adjectis synonymis recentioribus, nec non stratis et locis in quibus reperiuntur. Sequuntur characteres diagnostici generum novorum vel minus cognitorum. Petitpierre, Neuchâtel 1-20

Parent taxon: Mellitidae according to J. W. Durham 1966

Sister taxa: Leodia, Mellita, Mellitella

Subtaxa: Encope aberrans, Encope annectans, Encope californica, Encope chilensis, Encope ciae, Encope emarginata, Encope grandis, Encope macrophora, Encope megatrema, Encope michelini, Encope micropora, Encope occidentalis, Encope perspectiva, Encope peruviana, Encope platytata, Encope tatetlaensis, Encope tenuis, Encope wiedenmayeri

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore