Tropidaster pectinatus Forbes 1850 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Velatida - Tropidasteridae

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1850. Figures and descriptions illustrative of British Organic Remains. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom Decade 3:65

Belongs to Tropidaster according to D. B. Blake 1996

See also Forbes 1850, Lewis 1993, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Wright 1967

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Syntype BNHM E 1861, E 13570, OR 75690-2. Its type locality is Mickleton Tunnel, near Chipping Campden, which is in a Davoei transition zone/lower shoreface shale in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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