Stauranderaster coronatus Forbes 1848 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

Alternative combinations: Oreaster coronatus, Pentaceros coronatus

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 Stauranderaster according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Carpenter 1882, Dujardin and Hupé 1862, Forbes 1848, Forbes 1850, Lewis 1993, Smith et al. 1988, Spencer 1905, Spencer 1907, Spencer 1913 and Valette 1915

Sister taxa: Stauranderaster bispinosus, Stauranderaster boysii, Stauranderaster dorecki, Stauranderaster laevis, Stauranderaster miliaris, Stauranderaster mixtus, Stauranderaster pistilliferus, Stauranderaster pyramidalis, Stauranderaster sanchezi, Stauranderaster serrata, Stauranderaster speculum

Type specimen: Natural History Museum, London, holotype BNHM OR 35480

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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