Villebrunaster Spencer 1951

Somasteroidea - Chinianasteridae

Synonym: Ampullaster Fell 1963

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1951. Early Palaeozoic starfish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, series B 235(B623):87-129

Parent taxon: Chinianasteridae according to D. B. Blake and T. E. Guensburg 2015

See also Blake 2013, Dean Shackleton 2005, Fell 1963, Owen 1965, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer 1951 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Chinianaster, Ophioxenikos, Thoralaster

Subtaxa: Villebrunaster thorali

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Type: Villebrunaster thorali

Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of France (1 collection)

• Arenig of France (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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