Hadranderaster Spencer 1907 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1907. A Monograph of the British Fossil Echinodermata from the Cretaceous formations. Volume second: The Asteroidea and Ophiuroidea. Paleontographical Society Monographs 2(4):91-132

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

See also Sepkoski 2002, Spencer 1913 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Aspidaster, Lithaster, Manfredaster, Poncetaster, Stauranderaster, Stauraster

Subtaxa: Hadranderaster asperulus Hadranderaster simplex

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Type: Pentaceros abbreviatus

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of France (7), Spain (3)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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