The Echinoid Directory

Contributed by Andrew Smith, August 2011

Lambertona Sanchez Roig, 1953, p.

Diagnostic Features
  • Test large, depressed with deep anterior sulcus
  • Apical disc slightly posterior; ethmolytic with three gonopores
  • Ambulacrum III non-petaloid, deeply sunken on aboral surface; pores small and rudimentary in groove
  • Petals narrow with narrow perradial zone; anterior petals longer than posterior petals
  • Peristome close to anterior border and largely hidden by labral projection.
  • Labral plate short, not extending beyond the first adjacent ambulacral plate; sternal plates isometric
  • peripetalous fasciole well developed; strongly indented behind the anterior petals.  No other fascioles present
Distribution Early Eocene, Cuba, Oligocene and Miocene of New Zealand
Name gender feminine
Type Victoriaster lamberti Sanchez Roig, 1924, p. 16, by original designation.
Species Included
  • L. lamberti (Sanchez Roig, 1924); early Eocene, Cuba
  • L. lyoni (Hutton); Oligocene, New Zealand
  • L. perplexa Henderson 1975, Miocene, New Zealand
  • L. perdita Henderson, 1975; Tertiary, New Zealand
Classification and/or Status

Spatangoida, Paleopneustina, Schizasteridae?



Kier (1984) revised this genus on the basis of the type species and demonstrated that it had only a peripetalous fasciole.  Despite this he argued that it was a Schizasterid that had lost its latero-anal fasciole, like Abatus.

Sanchez Roig, M. 1953. Dos nuevos generos de Equinoides cubanos: Lambertona y Neopatagus. Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural "Felipe Poey" 21(3), 257-262, pls 27-29.

Kier, P. M. 1984. Fossil spatangoid echinoids of Cuba. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 55, 1-336.