Dipsacaster Alcock 1893 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Full reference: A. Alcock. 1893. Natural history notes from H.M. Indian Marine Survey Steamer Investigator. 7. An account of the collection of deep sea Asteroidea. Annales and Magazine of Natural History 11(6):73-121

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

See also Alcock 1893 and Breton et al. 1995

Sister taxa: Advenaster, Aldebarania, Astrocratis, Astropecten, Astropectininae, Ctenophoraster, Eokainaster, Pentasteria, Persephonaster, Plutonaster, Prothrissacanthias, Riedaster, Tethyaster

Subtaxa: Dipsacaster africanus Dipsacaster jadeti

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (2 collections), Morocco (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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