†family Stauranderasteridae Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1913. The evolution of Cretaceous Asteroidea. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, serie B 204:99-177

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

See also Spencer 1913, Spencer and Wright 1966, Villier 2008 and Villier 2010

Sister taxa: Acanthasteridae, Archasteridae, Arthraster, Asteriaceros, Asterinidae, Asterodiscididae, Asteropseidae, Chaetasteridae, Ganeriidae, Geinitzaster, Goniasteridae, Goniasteroidea, Granulosina, Leptaster, Mithrodiidae, Odontasteridae, Ophidiasteridae, Oreasteridae, Poraniidae, Pycinasteridae, Sphaerasteridae, Tumulosina

Subtaxa: Aspidaster Hadranderaster Lithaster Manfredaster Poncetaster Stauranderaster Stauraster

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Type: Stauranderaster

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Cuba (1 collection)

• Eocene of France (1)

• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (2)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1), the Czech Republic (2), France (17), Germany (1), the Netherlands (1), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (3)

• Jurassic of France (6), Germany (2), Poland (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 44 collections including 62 occurrences

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