Betelgeusia Blake and Reid 1998 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Radiasteridae

Full reference: D. B. Blake and R. Reid. 1998. Some Albian (Cretaceous) asteroids (Echinodermata) from Texas and their paleobiological implications. Journal of Paleontology 72(3):512-532

Parent taxon: Radiasteridae according to D. B. Blake and R. Reboul 2011

See also Blake and Jagt 2005, Blake and Reid 1998, Gale 2011 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Indiaster, Radiaster

Subtaxa: Betelgeusia exposita Betelgeusia orientalis Betelgeusia reidi

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Morocco (1), United States (6: Texas)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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