Contributed by Dinesh Srivastava, December 2008
|Distribution||Asterocyclina alticostata Zone, middle Eocene; Kachchh (Gujarat), India|
|Type||Holotype No. KTE 677; Paratypes Nos. KTE 388, KTE 678 and KTE 679. Museum, Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.|
|Classification and/or Status||Cassiduloida; Echinolampadidae
A species of Echinolampas Gray, 1825
|Remarks||Echinolampas lipiformis is close to E. valettei Lambert described from the early Eocene (Ypresian) sediments of Madagascar (Lambert, 1933) except that it has a higher test towards the posterior side and transversally oval periproct. E. lipiformis differs from Echinolampas sp. (Junior) described from the Kirther sediments of Sind (Duncan & Sladen, 1882-1886) in having an oval and lipped peristome.
Duncan, P. M. and Sladen, W. P., 1882-1886. Fossil Echinoidea of Western Sind and the Coast of Biluchistan and of the Persian Gulf, from Tertiary formations. Palaeontologia Indica, Ser. 14 1(3), p. 174, pl. 31, figs. 1-5.
Lambert, J., 1933. Echinides de Madagascar. Service des Mines Madagascar Annals Geolologiques 3, p.1-49, pl. 4.
Srivastava, D. K. and Singh, S. K., 1999. Echinolampas- a cassiduloid echinoid from the Tertiary rocks of Kachchh, India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 44, p. 27, pl. II, figs. 6-8.