Cottreauaster Wright 1951 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Synonym: Spenceraster Cottreau 1929 [replaced name]

Full reference: C. W. Wright. 1951. Deux genres nouveaux de stellérides mésozoïques. Compte rendu sommaire des Scéances de la Société géologique de France 282-283

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Cottreau 1929, Sepkoski 2002 and Wright 1951

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, 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: Cottreauaster lamarei

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Type: Spenceraster lamarei

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: found only at Echinodermata, Upper Bathonian, Alençon, Orne, France (Jurassic of France)

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