Contributed by Dinesh Srivastava, June 2008
|Distribution||Late middle Eocene, Kachchh (Gujarat), India.|
|Type||Kachchhia krohi Srivastava, Gupta and Jauhri, 2008 by original designation, p. 108.|
|Species Included||Only the type species.|
|Classification and/or Status||Euechinoidea; Phymosomatoida; Phymosomatidae|
|Remarks||Easily distinguishable from all other known phymosomatoid genera by its uniserial and less number of pore-pairs per plate throughout the poriferous zone on both aboral and oral sides. Kachchhia differs from Dixieus Cooke, 1941 in having uniserial and almost identical number of pore-pairs per plate (5-7 pore- pairs) both on aboral and oral sides. Dixieus Cooke, 1941 has 10-12 biserial pore-pairs per plate on aboral side and 5-6 pore-pairs per plate on oral side.
Srivastava, D. K., Gupta Anjali and Jauhri, A. K., 2008. A new regular echinoid from the middle Eocene of Kachchh, western India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, 53(1): 107-110.