Lophidiaster silentiensis McLearn 1944 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Full reference: F. H. McLearn. 1944. The occurrence of starfish in the Lower Cretaceous of the Peace River Valley. The Canadian Field-Naturalist 58:132-134

Belongs to Lophidiaster according to F. H. McLearn 1944

Sister taxa: Lophidiaster concavus, Lophidiaster haunsbergensis, Lophidiaster hawkinsi, Lophidiaster inversus, Lophidiaster ornatus, Lophidiaster postornatus, Lophidiaster punctatus, Lophidiaster pygmaeus

Type specimen: holotype: 8995, Geological Survey, Ottawa. Its type locality is Starfish Creek, Peace River canyon, which is in an Albian marine shale/sandstone in the Hasler Formation of Canada.

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Starfish Creek, Peace River canyon

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