Cheiraster Studer 1883 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Notomyotida - Benthopectinidae

Full reference: T. Studer. 1883. Bericht über die Asteriden welche während der Reise SMS 'Gazelle' um die Erde gesammelt wurden. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellshaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1883:128-132

Parent taxon: Benthopectinidae according to D. B. Blake and J.W.M. Jagt 2005

Sister taxa: Benthopectininae, Jurapecten, Paleobenthopectininae

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore-deposit feeder

Distribution: found only at Echinoderms, Gronsveld, Maastricht, Enci-Maastricht (Cretaceous of Netherlands)

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