The Echinoid Directory

Brochopleurus Fourtau, 1920, p. 25

Diagnostic Features
  • Test small, subcircular, upper face weakly domed; slightly sunken towards peristome on lower surface.
  • Apical disc small, plating lost.
  • Ambulacra trigeminate; pore-pairs uniserial above, in weak arcs at the ambitus; pore zone a little sunken.
  • Primary tuberles imperforate and non-crenulate; with radial ornament leasding to surrounding granules.
  • Interambulacral plates with central primary tubercle, also with radial ornament.
  • Peristome moderate, with shallow buccal notches.
Miocene, Pakistan, ?Egypt; Upper Eocene, USA
Name gender masculine
Temnechinus stellatus Duncan & Sladen, 1886, p. 304, by original designation
Species Included
  • B. stellatus (Duncan & Sladen, 1886); Miocene, Pakistan.
  • B. gajensis (Duncan & Sladen, 1886); Miocene, Pakistan.
  • ?B. fallax Lambert, in Lambert & Thiery, 1921; Miocene, Egypt.
  • B. prestiosus (Clark, 1915); Upper Eocene, Alabama, USA
Classification and/or Status

Euechinoidea; Camarodonta; Temnopleuroida; Trigonocidaridae

Subjective junior synonym of Ortholophus Duncan, 1887.


Duncan, P. M. & Sladen, W. P. 1885. The fossil Echinoidea from the Gaj or Miocene Series. Palaeontologia India series14. 1(3). 273-367, pls 44-55.

Fourtau, R. 1920. Catalogue des Invertebres fossiles de l'Egypte. Terrains Tertiaires, 2 Partie: Echinodermes Neogenes. Geological Survey of Egypt, Palaeontology Series 4. Cairo, Government Press.

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