Valettaster Lambert 1914 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Sphaerasteridae

Synonym: Tholaster Spencer 1913 [replaced name]

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

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

See also Lambert 1914, Sepkoski 2002 and Villier 2010

Sister taxa: Sphaeraster, Testudinaster

Subtaxa: Valettaster argus Valettaster dangeardi Valettaster digitatus Valettaster granulatus Valettaster ocellatus Valettaster stipes

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Denmark (1 collection)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), the Czech Republic (2), France (17), Germany (1), the Netherlands (3), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 29 collections including 35 occurrences

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