Galbaster Villier et al. 2004 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: L. Villier, M. Kutscher, and C. Mah. 2004. Systematics, palaeoecology, and evolutionary significance of Middle Toarcian Asteroidea (Echinodermata) from the 'Seuil du Poitou', Western France. GĂ©obios 37(6):807-825

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to L. Villier et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, Fomalhautia, Forbesiaster, Fredaster, 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: Galbaster recurrans

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Type: Galbaster recurrans

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: found only at Echinodermata, Marls of the Variabilis zone, Thouars (Jurassic of France)

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