Crateraster favosus Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative combination: Teichaster favosus

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1913. The evolution of Cretaceous Asteroidea. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, serie B 204:99-177

Belongs to Crateraster according to M. Reich and P. Frenzel 2002

See also Gale 1987, Jagt 2000, Lewis 1993, Schulz and Weitschat 1981, Spencer 1913 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Crateraster debrisi, Crateraster dubusi, Crateraster fourayae, Crateraster grignonensis, Crateraster lamberti, Crateraster multiplacus, Crateraster poritoides, Crateraster quinqueloba, Crateraster reticulatus, Crateraster rotundus, Crateraster texensis, Austinaster mccarteri

Subtaxa: Teichaster favosus retiformis

View classification

Type specimen: Natural History Museum, holotype BNHM E 13238, paratype BNHM E 13300

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore


• Paleocene of Denmark (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.