Asteriaceros Valette 1932 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida

Full reference: A. Valette. 1932. L'Asteriaceros stelliferus Goldfuss fossile problématique d'Allemagne rencontré en France dans le département de l'Yonne. Bulletin de la Société des Sciences Historiques et Naturelles de l'Yonne 86:207-215

Parent taxon: Valvatida according to L. Villier 2010

See also Hess 1991 and Spencer and Wright 1966

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

Subtaxa: Asteriaceros cristatus Asteriaceros papulosus Asteriaceros stelliferus

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Type: Asterias stellifera

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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