Pycinaster humilis Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Pycinasteridae

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

Belongs to Pycinaster according to G. Breton and D. Néraudeau 2008

See also Breton 1997, Breton and Decombe 1997, Lewis 1993, Néraudeau and Breton 1993 and Spencer 1913

Sister taxa: Pycinaster angustatus, Pycinaster corbaricus, Pycinaster cornutus, Pycinaster crassus, Pycinaster danicus, Pycinaster magnificus, Pycinaster mortenseni, Pycinaster rasmusseni, Pycinaster rosenkrantzii

Type specimen: Natural History Museum, London, paratypes BNHM E 20963-4

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (6 collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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