Asterias gaveyi Forbes 1850 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida - Asteriidae

Alternative combination: Uraster gaveyi

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1850. Figures and descriptions illustrative of British Organic Remains. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom Decade 3:65

Belongs to Asterias according to D. B. Blake 1996

See also Forbes 1850, Lewis 1993, Mercier 1935, Quenstedt 1876, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Wright 1863

Sister taxa: Asterias (Archaeasterias), Asterias arenicola, Asterias bituminosa, Asterias deslongchampsi, Asterias propinqua, Asterias punctulata, Asterias ranvillensis, Asteracanthion oolithicum, Uraster rubens

Type specimen: Holotype BNHM E 1638. Its type locality is Mickleton Tunnel, near Chipping Campden, which is in a Davoei transition zone/lower shoreface shale in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Mickleton Tunnel, near Chipping Campden

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