Fomalhautia Blake and Reid 1998 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: D. B. Blake and R. Reid. 1998. Some Albian (Cretaceous) asteroids (Echinodermata) from Texas and their paleobiological implications. Journal of Paleontology 72(3):512-532

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to D. B. Blake and R. Reid 1998

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, 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: Fomalhautia hortensae

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Type: Metopaster hortensae

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (5: Texas collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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