Comptoniaster comptoni Forbes 1848 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative combinations: Comptonia comptoni, Goniaster (Stellaster) comptoni, Stellaster comptoni

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1848. On the Asteriadae found fossil in British strata. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and of the Museum of Practical Geology in London 2(2):457-482

Belongs to Comptoniaster according to G. Breton 1992

See also Breton 1983, Carpenter 1882, Dujardin and Hupé 1862, Forbes 1848, Forbes 1850, Lewis 1993, Smith et al. 1988, Spencer 1905, Spencer 1913 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Comptoniaster adamsi, Comptoniaster basseti, Comptoniaster berthandi, Comptoniaster destombesi, Comptoniaster fourtaui, Comptoniaster godeti, Comptoniaster jangouxi, Comptoniaster meyeri, Comptoniaster peetersorum, Comptoniaster schlumbergeri, Comptoniaster sharpii, Comptoniaster spongiarum, Comptoniaster vrinensis, Comptoniaster weitschati

Type specimen: Natural History Musem, London, syntype BNHM OR 34311

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

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

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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