Lophidiaster Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1913. The evolution of Cretaceous Asteroidea. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, serie B 204:99-177

Parent taxon: Astropectininae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer 1913

Sister taxon: Lambertella

Subtaxa: Lophidiaster concavus Lophidiaster haunsbergensis Lophidiaster hawkinsi Lophidiaster inversus Lophidiaster ornatus Lophidiaster postornatus Lophidiaster punctatus Lophidiaster pygmaeus Lophidiaster silentiensis

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore


• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (7), Canada (1: Alberta), France (7), Germany (1), the Netherlands (3), the United Kingdom (2)

• Jurassic of France (1), Germany (1)

Total: 26 collections including 27 occurrences

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