Parametopaster Breton 1992 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: G. Breton. 1992. Les Goniasteridae (Asteroidea, Echinodermata) jurassiques et crétacés de France. Taphonomie, systématique, biostratigraphie, paléobiogéographie, évolution. Bulletin trimestriel de la Société géologique de Normandie et des Amis du Muséum du Havre, numéro hors série 78:1-590

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to G. Breton and D. Néraudeau 2008

See also Breton 1992

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

Subtaxa: Parametopaster albocervus Parametopaster altus Parametopaster decipiens Parametopaster fournieri Parametopaster stainforthi Parametopaster undulatus Parametopaster villieri

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Type: Parametopaster fournieri

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2 collections), France (1), Germany (1), Spain (3)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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