Tesselaster Clark 1941 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: H. L. Clark. 1941. Reports on the scientific results of the Atlantis expeditions to the West Indies under the joint auspices of the University of Havana and Harvard University. The echinoderms (other than holothurians). Memorias de la Sociedad cubana de Historia Natural "Felipe Poey" 15:1-154

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to A. M. Clark and M.E. Downey 1992

See also Clark 1941 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, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Tesselaster clarki

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: found only at Seymour Island, La Meseta Fm. (Eocene to Eocene of Antarctica)

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