Laganum Link 1807 (sand dollar)

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Laganidae

Full reference: H. F. Link. 1807. Beschreibung der Naturalien-Sammlung der Universitaet zu Rostock, Abteilung 3. Gedruckt bey Adlers Erben, Rostock 101-165

Parent taxon: Laganidae according to A. B. Smith 2009

See also Durham 1966, Kosnik 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Fibulina, Hupea, Jacksonaster, Laganinae, Neolaganinae, Peronella, Peronellites, Rumphia, Sismondia

Subtaxa: Laganum depressum

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Egypt (2)

• Miocene of Fiji (3), South Africa (1)

• Eocene of United States (4: Alabama, Florida)

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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