Arthraster Forbes 1848 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1848. On the Asteriadae found fossil in British strata. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and of the Museum of Practical Geology in London 2(2):457-482

Parent taxon: Valvatida according to L. Villier 2010

See also Sepkoski 2002, Spencer 1918 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Acanthasteridae, Archasteridae, Asteriaceros, Asterinidae, Asterodiscididae, Asteropseidae, Chaetasteridae, Ganeriidae, Geinitzaster, Goniasteridae, Goniasteroidea, Granulosina, Leptaster, Mithrodiidae, Odontasteridae, Ophidiasteridae, Oreasteridae, Poraniidae, Pycinasteridae, Sphaerasteridae, Stauranderasteridae, Tumulosina

Subtaxa: Arthraster cristatus Arthraster dixoni Arthraster spenceri

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (2 collections), France (8)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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