Contributed by Jenna Sullivan, May 2007
|Distribution||Eocene, Italy and Slovenia|
|Type||Oviclypeus lorioli Dames, 1877, p. 45, by monotypy.|
|Species Included||O. lorioli Dames, 1877; Eocene, San Giovanni Ilarione, Italy.|
|Classification and/or Status||Irregularia; stem group Clypeasteroida; Conoclypidae.
Junior subjective synonym of Conoclypus.
|Remarks||There is little that distinguishes this taxon from Conoclypus, apart from its characteristic elongated form, which is interpreted as species-specific character here. [Comment provided by Andreas Kroh 02/2010]
Dames, W. 1877 (November). Die Echiniden des Vicentinischen und Veronesischen Tertiaerablangerungen. Palaeontographica 25, 1-100, pls 1-11.