The Echinoid Directory

Perischodomus tesselatus (Jackson, 1912, p. 397)

[ =Lepidechinus tesselatus Jackson, 1912]

Diagnostic Features
Lower Carboniferous (Upper Burlington Limestone), USA.
Holotype: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 3053. 
Classification and/or Status

Stem group Echinoidea; Proterocidaridae.

A species of Perischodomus.


Jackson (1912) originally placed this in the genus Lepidechinus because of its simple biserial ambulacra and lack of tubercles on adradial plates.  However, it is clear that the ambulacra expand markedly passing to the oral surface and this species fits better in

Jackson, R. T. 1912. Phylogeny of the Echini, with a revision of Palaeozoic species Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History 7, 491 pp. 76 pls.