The Echinoid Directory

Kongielechinus Jesionek-Szymanska, 1979, p. 284

Diagnostic Features
  • Test shape unknown; plating imbricate.
  • Apical disc unknown.
  • Ambulacral plates subovate with small pore-pair lacking peripodium; also bearing small tubercle.
  • Interambulacral plates polygonal with multiple small tubercles; tubercles perforate with shallow areoles.
  • Spines small, straight, hollow, without cortex.
  • Lantern with pointed grooved teeth constructed of a biseries of thin blocks; rotulae wide.
Devonian, Czech Republic.
Name gender masculine
Kongielechinus magnituberculatus Jesionek-Szymanska, 1979, p. 286, by original designation.
Species Included
  • K. multituberculatus Jesionek-Szymanska, 1979; Devonian, Czech Republic.
Classification and/or Status

Stem group Echinoidea.

Monotypic; indeterminate.


A taxon based solely on isolated elements and thus not definitely associated and difficult to compare with others. The taxon is best restricted to the type material and treated as a nomen dubium.

Jesionek-Szymanska, W. 1979. Morphology and microstructure of oligolamellar teeth in Paleozoic echinoids part 1. Teeth of some early leptocentrid echinoids. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 24, 265-274.