Valettaster argus Spencer 1907 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Sphaerasteridae

Alternative combinations: Stauranderaster argus, Tholaster argus

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1907. A Monograph of the British Fossil Echinodermata from the Cretaceous formations. Volume second: The Asteroidea and Ophiuroidea. Paleontographical Society Monographs 2(4):91-132

Belongs to Valettaster according to D. Néraudeau and G. Breton 1993

See also Breton 1985, Breton 1986, Lewis 1993, Mercier 1935, Mercier 1936, Spencer 1907, Spencer 1913, Umbgrove 1925 and Valette 1915

Sister taxa: Valettaster dangeardi, Valettaster digitatus, Valettaster granulatus, Valettaster ocellatus, Valettaster stipes

Type specimen: Holotype BNHM E 5019, Paratypes BNHM E 2566, BNHM E 20294

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Denmark (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of France (9)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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