Comptoniaster Breton 1983 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: G. Breton. 1983. Comptoniaster, gen. nov. de Goniasteridae du Mésozoïque. Symbioses 15(4):244-245

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to G. Breton 1992

See also Blake 2010, Breton 1983, Gale 2011, Villier 2008 and Villier 2010

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, Fomalhautia, Forbesiaster, Fredaster, Galbaster, Goniasterinae, Haccourtaster, Hessaster, Hippasteria, Hippasteriinae, Huroeaster, Leptogonium, Marocaster, Mastaster, Mediaster, Metopaster, Miopentagonaster, Nehalemia, Noviaster, Nymphaster, Ocalaster, Ogmaster, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Comptoniaster adamsi Comptoniaster basseti Comptoniaster berthandi Comptoniaster comptoni Comptoniaster destombesi Comptoniaster fourtaui Comptoniaster godeti Comptoniaster jangouxi Comptoniaster meyeri Comptoniaster peetersorum Comptoniaster schlumbergeri Comptoniaster sharpii Comptoniaster spongiarum Comptoniaster vrinensis Comptoniaster weitschati

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Type: Goniaster (Stellaster) comptoni

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1 collection), Egypt (1), France (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Texas)

• Jurassic of France (3), Poland (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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