Dipsacaster africanus Blake and Reboul 2011 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Full reference: D. B. Blake and R. Reboul. 2011. A new asteroid (Echinodermata) faunule from the Early Cretaceous (Barremian) of Morocco. Journal of Paleontology 85(6):1021-1034

Belongs to Dipsacaster according to D. B. Blake and R. Reboul 2011

Sister taxon: Dipsacaster jadeti

Type specimen: Holotype HistoryMHNT.PAL2010.2.3A–3G.

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Taba, Tawrirt Oukanakay Region (Cretaceous of Morocco)

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