Pentasteria (Pentasteria) Hess 1960 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Full reference: H. Hess. 1960. Über die Abgrezung der Astropeciniden-Gattungen Pentasteria Valette und Archastropecten Hess. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae 53(1):329-331

Parent taxon: Pentasteria according to H Hess 1972

See also Gale 2011, Gale 2011, Hess 1960 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Pentasteria (Archastropecten), Pentasteria boisteli, Pentasteria elegans, Pentasteria gataui, Pentasteria liasica, Pentasteria recta, Crenaster desmoulinsi

Subtaxa: Pentasteria (Pentasteria) blakei Pentasteria (Pentasteria) kelleri Pentasteria (Pentasteria) tenuimarginata Pentasteria (Pentasteria) tithonica

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Germany (1 collection), Switzerland (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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