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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 ciae, Encope megatrema, Encope michelini, Encope platytata, Encope tatetlaensis, Encope tenuis, Encope wiedenmayeri

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore