Coulonia de Loriol 1874 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Synonym: Cuneaster Hess 1955 [objective synonym]

Full reference: P. de Loriol. 1874. Description de quelques astérides du terrain Néocomien des environs de Neuchâtel. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel 5:3-19

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

See also de Loriol 1874, Hess 1955, Jagt 2000, Sepkoski 2002 and Villier 2010

Sister taxa: Lambertella, Lophidiaster

Subtaxa: Coulonia colei Coulonia neocomiensis Coulonia parva Coulonia platispina Cuneaster armatus Cuneaster mirabilis

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Type: Coulonia neocomiensis

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2 collections), France (2), Germany (1), Morocco (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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