One of the most highly ornamented of Cretaceous genera. Distinguished from Echinocyphus by its strongly sculpted test which lacks an adapical naked interradial zone, and has distinctly larger tubercles on its oral surface than aborally. Boletechinus differs in having adapical primary tubercles greatly reduced and hardly differentiated from surrounding secondaries.
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