Pentasteria (Archastropecten) Hess 1955 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Alternative spelling: Archastropecten

Full reference: H. Hess. 1955. Die fossilien Astropectiniden (Asteroidea). Neue Beobachtungen und Übersicht über die bekannten Arten. Schweizerischen Paläontologischen Abhandlungen, Birkhaüser Verlag, Bassel 71:1-113

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

See also Gale 2011 and Hess 1955

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

Subtaxa: Archastropecten carroni Archastropecten carthusiae Archastropecten clavaeformis Archastropecten desori Archastropecten hooperi Archastropecten leckenbyi Archastropecten lorioli Archastropecten mabillei Archastropecten mandelslohi Archastropecten obesus Archastropecten orion Archastropecten phillipsii Archastropecten priscus Archastropecten rupellensis Archastropecten scarburgensis Archastropecten suprajurensis Archastropecten wilckensis Archastropecten wittsii Archastropecten wolterdorfi Pentasteria (Archastropecten) cotteswoldiae Pentasteria (Archastropecten) huxleyi Pentasteria (Archastropecten) infirma Pentasteria (Archastropecten) lithographica Pentasteria (Archastropecten) longispina Pentasteria (Archastropecten) procera

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection)

• Jurassic of France (4), Germany (1), Switzerland (4)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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