Mastaster Mercier 1935 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: J. Mercier. 1935. Les stelléridés mésozoïques du bassin de Paris. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Normandie 1(2):6-64

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to G. Breton 1992

See also Mercier 1935, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, Fomalhautia, Forbesiaster, Fredaster, Galbaster, Goniasterinae, Haccourtaster, Hessaster, Hippasteria, Hippasteriinae, Huroeaster, Leptogonium, Marocaster, 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: Mastaster villersensis

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Type: Mastaster villersensis

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (3 collections), the United Kingdom (4)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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