Geinitzaster Zitt 2005 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida

Full reference: J. Zitt. 2005. Geinitzaster gen. n. (Asteroidea, Echinodermata) from Upper Cenomanian strata of the Bohemian Cretaceous basin. Geologica Carpathica 56(4):317-326

Parent taxon: Valvatida according to L. Villier 2010

See also Zitt 2005

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

Subtaxa: Geinitzaster decoratus

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Type: Oreaster decoratus

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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