The Echinoid Directory

Dicoptella Lambert, 1907, p. 17

Diagnostic Features
  • Test domal; ambitus a little below mid-height.
  • Apical disc small, plates not preserved in fossil material.
  • Ambulacral plating trigeminate throughout with pore-pairs uniserial throughout. Plate compounding style echinid. No phyllodes.
  • Primary tubercle on each compound plate. Deep and irregular perradial pitting in the form of horizontal wedge-shaped pits
  • Interambulacral plates wide, with a small central primary tubercle the remainder of the plate with small granules arranged in two or three horizontal rows.
  • Primary tubercles imperforate and non-crenulate.
  • Well-developed horizontal wedge-shaped pits on either side of primary tubercle.
  • Peristome small with only feeble buccal notches.
  • Perignathic girdle, lantern and spines unknown.
Upper Miocene - Pliocene, Iles de la Sonde, Indonesia.
Name gender feminine
Dicoptella agassizi Lambert, 1907, p. 17 [=Temnotrema sculptum A. Agassiz, 1863, p. 358 (pars)], by subsequent ddesignation of Lambert 7 Thiery, 1911, p. 233.
Species Included
Lambert & Jeannet (1935) assigned several species to this genus and gave a full description of the type species.
Classification and/or Status

Euechinoidea, Camarodonta; Temnopleuroida, Temnopleuridae.

Subjective junior synonym of Temnotrema Agassiz, 1869.


Mortensen (1943) recognized that Lambert's type species was a mixture of forms synonymous with the type species of Temnotrema, T. sculptum and with T. bothryoides.

Lambert, J. in Pachundaki, D. E. 1907. Contribution a l'etude geologique des environs de Marsa Matrouh (Marmarique). Revue International Egypte 4, 36 pp., 1 pl.

Lambert, J. & Jeannet, A. 1935. Contribution a l\'etude des Echinides tertiaires des Iles de la Sonde. Memoires de la Societe paleontologique Suisse 56, 1-62, pls 1-4.

Mortensen, T. 1943. A monograph of the Echinoidea Part III.2, Camarodonta 1. C. A. Reitzel, Copenhagen.