Ophryaster Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

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 G. Breton 1992

See also Sepkoski 2002, Spencer 1913 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, Mastaster, Mediaster, Metopaster, Miopentagonaster, Nehalemia, Noviaster, Nymphaster, Ocalaster, Ogmaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Ophryaster argencienis Ophryaster bretoni Ophryaster dorsolevis Ophryaster maastrichtensis Ophryaster magnus Ophryaster novaezelandiae Ophryaster oligoplax Ophryaster saucatsensis

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (1 collection)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1), France (2), Germany (1), New Zealand (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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