Contributed by Andreas Kroh, November 2011
|Distribution||Middle to Upper Jurassic (late Middle Jurassic to Oxfordian); Hungary.|
|Type||Laticlypus giganteus Szoerenyi, 1966, p. 448, by original designation.|
|Species Included||Only the type.|
|Classification and/or Status||Irregularia, Stem group Atelostomata, Collyritidae.
Monotypic; possibly a junior synonym of Cardiolampas Pomel, 1883.
|Remarks||Close to Cardiolampas, but differing by its more aboral periproct, which lies in a distinct groove, by its less widely disjunct apical disc and larger ambulacral pores in the aboral paired ambulacra.
Distinguished from all other collyritids by its possession of a frontal notch grading into a deep groove which terminates in the peristome adorally.
The name is also spelled Latyclipus (incorrect original spelling) on p. 447 of Szörenyi's (1966) paper, but elsewhere in the paper consistently is used as Laticlypus, which thus is the preferred spelling.
The name Laticlypeus was first used by Szörenyi (1960, p. 333), but did not became available from that work, since it is not accompanied by a description or illustration (nomen nudum).
Szörényi, E. 1966. Laticlypus giganteus n. gen. n. sp. (Echinoidea) des assises Jurassiques de la Montagne Bakony. Acta Geologica, Academiae Scientarum Hungaricae 10, 445-452.
Szörényi, E. 1960. Échinodermes Mésozoïques de la Hongrie. Annales Instituti Geologici Publici Hungarici 49, 331-337.