Trichasteropsis weissmanni von Münster 1843 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Trichasteropsida - Trichasteropsiidae

Alternative combination: Asterias weissmanni

Synonyms: Asterias cilicia Quenstedt 1852, Asterias obtusa Goldfuss 1833, Trichasteropsis cilia Quenstedt 1852, Trichasteropsis hippeleini Rothe 1959

Full reference: G. von Münster. 1843. Asterias weissmanni. Beiträge zur Petrefactenkunde 6:78

Belongs to Trichasteropsis according to D. B. Blake et al. 2017

See also Blake and Hagdorn 2003, Fraas 1910, Goldfuss 1833, Quenstedt 1852, Quenstedt 1867, Quenstedt 1876, Rothe 1959, Spencer and Wright 1966 and von Münster 1843

Sister taxa: Trichasteropsis bielertorum, Trichasteropsis senfti

Type specimens:

  • Trichasteropsis weissmanni: Holotype 3173/4, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart
  • Asterias cilicia:
  • Asterias obtusa:
  • Trichasteropsis hippeleini:

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Triassic of Germany (9 collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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