Recurvaster Brünnich-Nielsen 1943 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: K. Brünnich-Nielsen. 1943. The Asteroids of the Senonian and Danian deposits of Danmark. Biologiske skrifter fra det Danske Videnskabernes Selskab 2(5):1-68

Parent taxon: Goniasterinae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Brünnich-Nielsen 1943 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Goniaster, Pentagonaster, Sphaeriodiscus

Subtaxa: Recurvaster antemammillatus Recurvaster blackmorei Recurvaster lorioli Recurvaster mammillatus Recurvaster migrans Recurvaster radiatus Recurvaster spiniger

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (3 collections), United States (8: North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (5), Germany (1), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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