Apical view of female Thylechinus said, from the Natural History Museum.

Belongs within: Phymosomatoida.

Thylechinus is a genus of echinoids known from the Upper Cretaceous to the Oligocene of Eurasia, northern Africa and South America (Fell & Pawson 1966).

Characters (from Fell & Pawson 1966): Test hemispherical, of moderate size. Ambulacral plates trigeminate. Apical system dicyclic, oculars usually widely exsert. Female (of type species) with sunken aboral marsupia in interambulacrals.

<==Thylechinus Pomel 1883 [incl. Cenchritechinus Lambert 1911, Terina Agassiz 1838 (n. n.)] FP66
    |–T. (Thylechinus) FP66
    |    |–T. (*T.) said (Peron & Gauthier 1881) [=Cyphosoma said] FP66
    |    `–T. (T.) aublini FP66
    |–T. (Mistechinus de Loriol 1897) [incl. Egyptechinus Lambert 1936] FP66
    |    |–T. (*M.) mayeri (de Loriol 1897) [=*Mistechinus mayeri] FP66
    |    `–*Egyptechinus’ cuvillieri Lambert 1936 FP66
    |–T. (Orthechinus Gauthier 1889) FP66
    |    `–T. (*O.) tunetanus (Gauthier 1889) [=*Orthechinus tunetanus] FP66
    `–T. (Orthocyphus Arnaud 1896) FP66
         `–T. (*O.) pulchellus [=Cyphosoma pulchellus] FP66

*Type species of generic name indicated


[FP66] Fell, H. B., & D. L. Pawson. 1966. Echinacea. In: Moore, R. C. (ed.) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt U. Echinodermata 3 vol. 2 pp. U367–U440. The Geological Society of America, Inc., and The University of Kansas Press.

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