Compsaster Worthen and Miller 1883 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Ambuloasteroidea - Compsasteridae

Full reference: A. H. Worthen and S.A. Miller. 1883. Class Echinodermata. Geology and Paleontology. Geological Survey of Illinois, H.W. Rokker, Spingfield 7:327-338

Parent taxon: Compsasteridae according to D. B. Blake and H. Hagdorn 2003

See also Blake 2002, Schuchert 1915, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxon: Schlueteraster

Subtaxa: Compsaster formosus Compsaster spiniger

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Type: Compsaster formosus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Chesterian of United States (1: Illinois collection)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Illinois)

• Devonian of Germany (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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