Crateraster Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Synonym: Austinaster Adkins 1928

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1913. The evolution of Cretaceous Asteroidea. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, serie B 204:99-177

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

See also Adkins 1928, Blake and Reid 1998, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer 1913

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, 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: Austinaster mccarteri Crateraster debrisi Crateraster dubusi Crateraster favosus Crateraster fourayae Crateraster grignonensis Crateraster lamberti Crateraster multiplacus Crateraster poritoides Crateraster quinqueloba Crateraster reticulatus Crateraster rotundus Crateraster texensis

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Type: Asterias quinqueloba

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (4 collections)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (4), Brazil (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (21), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (6: Texas)

Total: 41 collections including 42 occurrences

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