Spenceraster Lambert 1914 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Synonym: Trachyaster Spencer 1913 [replaced name]

Full reference: J. Lambert. 1914. Echinodermes. Revue Critique de Paléozoologie 18:25-32

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

See also Lambert 1914 and Sepkoski 2002

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, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Spenceraster rugosus

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (4 collections), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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