Valettaster ocellatus Forbes 1848 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Sphaerasteridae

Alternative combinations: Oreaster ocellatus, Pentaceros ocellatus, Stauranderaster ocellatus, Tholaster ocellatus

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1848. On the Asteriadae found fossil in British strata. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and of the Museum of Practical Geology in London 2(2):457-482

Belongs to Valettaster according to L. Villier 2001

See also Breton 1985, Breton 1986, BrĂ¼nnich-Nielsen 1943, Carpenter 1882, Forbes 1848, Forbes 1850, Helm 1997, Jagt 2000, Lewis 1993, Mercier 1935, Quenstedt 1876, Rasmussen 1950, Rasmussen 1979, Reich and Frenzel 2002, Smith et al. 1988, Spencer 1905, Spencer 1907, Spencer 1913, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Valette 1915

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

Type specimen: Natural History Museum, London, holotype BNHM E 2571

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), the Czech Republic (2), France (10), the Netherlands (2), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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