Weisbordella johnsoni

Phylum Echinodermata
Class Echinoidea
Order Clypeasteroida

(Scale bar is 1 cm.)

This small sand dollar belongs to a Family of similar small species that are hard to distinguish. Fortunately this is the only one that is at all common in Georgia.

It is found throughout the Ocala Limestone, but is much more common in the lower and middle part of the formation.

As with most sand dollars, the species's shell suggests a preference for sandy sediment, but this one is also found in finer grained sediments than might be predicted. It has been suggested that it did not burrow.


AGE: LATE EOCENE

FORMATION: OCALA LIMESTONE

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