Pycinaster crassus Spencer 1907 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Pycinasteridae

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 Pycinaster according to H. W. Rasmussen 1950

See also Breton 1997, BrĂ¼nnich-Nielsen 1943, Lewis 1993, Mercier 1935, Mercier 1936, Rasmussen 1979, Spencer 1907, Spencer 1913 and Valette 1915

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

Type specimen: Holotype BNHM OR 35498, Paratypes BNHM E 2576, E 2628, E 2632a,b

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Paleocene of Denmark (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of France (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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