In describing this taxon Vadet & Slowik (2001) compared it with the Jurassic aspidodiadematid Gymnotiara. Culozoma differs significantly from that taxon, in having trigeminate ambulacral plating and pore-pairs in triad arcs and becoming crowded adorally. A British specimen, BMNH E76953, from the Bajocian of Haresfield, Gloucester (illustrated above), shows the lantern and confirms that the teeth are without a keel.
In the absence of lantern characters, it is differentiated from contemporary Trochotiara in having wide, deep and rounded buccal notches and much smaller primary ambulacral tubercles, that never approach the size of interambulacral tubercles. It differs from Acrosalenia in having large primary interambulacral tubercles adapically and a thinner, more fragile test.
Very close to the type species of Gymnotiara, G. varusense in test morphology and ambulacral structure differing only in having fully formed primary tubercles on its adapical interambulacral plates.
Vadet, A. & Slowik, D. 2001. Les oursins du Bajocien de Liocourt. Memoires de la Societe Academique du Boulonnais. Serie Histoire Naturelle 22, 1-48.