Fredaster Breton and Néraudeau 2008 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: G. Breton and D. Néraudeau. 2008. Nouveaux astérides cénomaniens et turoniens de Charente-Maritime (SO France). Geobios 41:321-339

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to G. Breton and D. Néraudeau 2008

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, Fomalhautia, Forbesiaster, Galbaster, Goniasterinae, Haccourtaster, Hessaster, Hippasteria, Hippasteriinae, Huroeaster, Leptogonium, Marocaster, Mastaster, Mediaster, Metopaster, Miopentagonaster, Nehalemia, Noviaster, Nymphaster, Ocalaster, Ogmaster, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Fredaster guyaderi

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Type: Metopaster guyaderi

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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