Comptonia elegans Gray 1840 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative combinations: Goniaster (Stellaster) elegans, Stellaster elegans

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1840. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma Asterias (Linn.). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6:275-290

Belongs to Comptonia according to G. Breton 1992

See also Breton 1978, Breton 1983, Breton 1997, Carpenter 1882, d'Orbigny 1850, Dujardin and Hupé 1862, Forbes 1848, Forbes 1850, Gray 1840, Lewis 1993, Morris 1854, Spencer 1905, Spencer 1913 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Comptonia bruni, Comptonia soullansensis, Comptonia stelcki, Comptonia thierryi, Comptonia wightensis

Type specimen: The Natural Huistory Museum, London, Neotype BNHM E 2567

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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