Lophidiaster pygmaeus Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Alternative combination: Astropecten pygmaeus

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1913. The evolution of Cretaceous Asteroidea. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, serie B 204:99-177

Belongs to Lophidiaster according to J. W. M. Jagt 2000

See also Hess 1955, Jagt 1999, Lehner 1937, Lewis 1993, Müller 1953, Müller 1956, Müller 1961, Rasmussen 1950, Rasmussen 1979, Reich and Frenzel 2002, Spencer 1913, Umbgrove 1925, Valette 1915 and Wright and Wright 1940

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

Type specimen: Syntypes BNHM E 13263-4

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore


• Paleocene of Denmark (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (7), Germany (1), the Netherlands (3)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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