Nymphaster Sladen 1889 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: W. P. Sladen. 1889. The Asteroidea. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger 1873-1876, Zoology 30:1-935

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

See also Blake and Ettensohn 2009, Sepkoski 2002, Sladen 1889 and Spencer and Wright 1966

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, Ocalaster, Ogmaster, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Nymphaster alseni Nymphaster arduennensis Nymphaster dutempleanus Nymphaster fontis Nymphaster humilis Nymphaster magistrorum Nymphaster marginatus Nymphaster miocenicus Nymphaster obtusus Nymphaster ornatus Nymphaster peakei Nymphaster rectus Nymphaster spenceri Nymphaster studlandensis Nymphaster tethysiensis

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Cuba (1 collection)

• Eocene of France (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), the Czech Republic (2), France (16)

Total: 22 collections including 27 occurrences

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