The Echinoid Directory

Wissmannechinus Vadet, 2001, p. 82

Diagnostic Features
  • Taxon based on isolated spines.
  • Spines fusiform.
  • Shaft ornamented with generally dense and more or less regularly arranged rows of pustules.
  • Neck short and smooth; base non-crenulate.
Upper Triassic (Carnian); Italy.
Name gender masculine
Cidaris haussmanni Wissmann, in Wissmann & Munster, 1841, p. 45, by original designation.
Species Included
  • Only the type species.
Classification and/or Status
Indeterminate (spine-based taxon).

Because the species is based on a spine and no test are known with these spines attached, the taxon is indeterminate. The best illustrations of this species are given by Zardini (1976).

Zardini, R. 1976. Fossili di Cortina: Atlane degli Echinodermi Cassiani Trias Medio superiore dell regione Dolomitica attorno a Cortina d'Ampezzo. Luglio, 29 pp, 22 pls.

Vadet, A. 2001. Revision des echinides de Saint Cassian et evolution des echinides post-carboniferes. Memoires de la Societe Academique du Boulonnais 20, 1-116.