Stauranderaster Spencer 1907 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

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: Stauranderasteridae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer 1913

Sister taxa: Aspidaster, Hadranderaster, Lithaster, Manfredaster, Poncetaster, Stauraster

Subtaxa: Stauranderaster bispinosus Stauranderaster boysii Stauranderaster coronatus Stauranderaster dorecki Stauranderaster laevis Stauranderaster miliaris Stauranderaster mixtus Stauranderaster pistilliferus Stauranderaster pyramidalis Stauranderaster sanchezi Stauranderaster serrata Stauranderaster speculum

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Type: Oreaster coronatus

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Miocene of Cuba (1 collection)

• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (2), France (5), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Jurassic of Switzerland (1)

Total: 15 collections including 16 occurrences

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