Pycinaster Spencer 1907 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Pycinasteridae

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: Pycinasteridae according to G. Breton and D. Néraudeau 2008

See also Sepkoski 2002, Spencer 1907 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxon: Phocidaster

Subtaxa: Pycinaster angustatus Pycinaster corbaricus Pycinaster cornutus Pycinaster crassus Pycinaster danicus Pycinaster humilis Pycinaster magnificus Pycinaster mortenseni Pycinaster rasmusseni Pycinaster rosenkrantzii

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (2 collections)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (16), Germany (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 27 collections including 28 occurrences

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