Calliderma Gray 1847 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1847. Description of some new genera and species of Asteriadae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1847:72-82

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to G. Breton and D. Néraudeau 2008

See also Blake and Ettensohn 2009, Breton 1992, Gray 1847, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, Fomalhautia, Forbesiaster, Fredaster, Galbaster, Goniasterinae, Haccourtaster, Hessaster, Hippasteria, Hippasteriinae, Huroeaster, Leptogonium, Marocaster, Mastaster, Mediaster, Metopaster, Miopentagonaster, Nehalemia, Noviaster, Nymphaster, Ocalaster, Ogmaster, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Calliderma (Mastaster) Calliderma atagensis Calliderma juigneti Calliderma moreaui Calliderma smithiae Calliderma viaudi

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (3 collections)

• Cretaceous of France (11), the United Kingdom (5)

Total: 19 collections including 20 occurrences

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