The Echinoid Directory

Enichaster de Loriol 1882, p. 30

Diagnostic Features
  • Test small (20 mm), subquadrate in outline without anterior sulcus; depressed in profile.
  • Apical disc compact with four gonopores; plating details unknown.
  • All ambulacra flush aborally. Ambulacrum III with pores rudimentary; paired ambulacra with small pore-pairs (subpetaloid).
  • Peristome ?D-shaped and downward facing.
  • Plastron plating unknown.
  • Periproct on posterior truncate face.
  • fascioles unknown (no tuberculation preserved)
Miocene, Italy.
Name gender masculine
Enichaster oblongus de Loriol 1882, p. 30, by original designation.
Species Included
  • Only the type species.
Classification and/or Status

Spatangoida, indeterminate to suborder.



The species is so poorly known that much remains uncertain and it is impossible to place taxonomically given the poor state of preservation of the type material.

Loriol, P. de 1882. Description des echinides des environs de Camerino (Toscane). Memoires de la Societe d'Historie naturelle Geneve 28 (3), 1-32, pls 1-3.