Pentasteria (Archastropecten) huxleyi Wright 1863 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Alternative combinations: Archastropecten huxleyi, Astropecten huxleyi

Full reference: T. Wright. 1863. Monograph on the British fossil Echinodermata of the Oolitic Formations. Volume 2 - The Asteroidea and Ophiuroidea. Monographs of the Palaeontographical Society 1861:1-130

Belongs to Pentasteria (Archastropecten) according to H. Hess 1987

See also Hess 1955, Lewis 1993 and Wright 1863

Sister taxa: Archastropecten carroni, Archastropecten carthusiae, Archastropecten clavaeformis, Archastropecten desori, Archastropecten hooperi, Archastropecten leckenbyi, Archastropecten lorioli, Archastropecten mabillei, Archastropecten mandelslohi, Archastropecten obesus, Archastropecten orion, Archastropecten phillipsii, Archastropecten priscus, Archastropecten rupellensis, Archastropecten scarburgensis, Archastropecten suprajurensis, Archastropecten wilckensis, Archastropecten wittsii, Archastropecten wolterdorfi, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) cotteswoldiae, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) infirma, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) lithographica, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) longispina, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) procera

Type specimen: Holotype BNHM OR 33848

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Pentasteria (Archastropecten) huxleyi in the database

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