Tropidaster Forbes 1850 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Velatida - Tropidasteridae

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1850. Figures and descriptions illustrative of British Organic Remains. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom Decade 3:65

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wright 1880

Sister taxon: Plumaster

Subtaxa: Tropidaster pectinatus

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Type: Tropidaster pectinatus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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