Villebrunaster thorali Spencer 1951

Somasteroidea - Chinianasteridae

Synonym: Ampullaster ubaghsi Fell 1963

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1951. Early Palaeozoic starfish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, series B 235(B623):87-129

Belongs to Villebrunaster according to J. Dean Shackleton 2005

See also Fell 1963, Owen 1965, Spencer 1951 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Villebrunaster thorali: University of Montpellier, France
  • Ampullaster ubaghsi: University of Lyon, Holotype PS 193.

Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of France (1 collection)

• Arenig of France (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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