Crateraster quinqueloba Goldfuss 1833 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative combinations: Asterias quinqueloba, Pentagonaster quinqueloba, Pentagonaster quinquelobus, Pentetagonaster quinqueloba

Synonym: Pentagonaster megalomax Sladen 1891

Full reference: G. A. Goldfuss. 1833. Divisio secunda. Radiariorum reliquiae. Petrefacta Germaniae et ea, quae in Museuo Universitatis Regiae, Borussicae Frederischiae Wilhelmiae Rhenanae servantur et alia quacungue in Museis Hueninghausiano, Muensteriano aliisque exstant, iconibus et descriptionnibus illustrata 1(2):115-252

Belongs to Crateraster according to G. Breton 1992

See also Breton 1978, Breton 1985, Breton 1986, Br√ľnnich-Nielsen 1943, Cornet 1900, d'Orbigny 1850, Gale 1987, Ginda 1969, Goldfuss 1833, Helm 1997, Lewis 1993, Mercier 1935, Mercier 1936, N√©raudeau and Breton 1993, Novak 1887, Reich and Frenzel 2002, Schulz and Weitschat 1981, Sladen 1891, Sladen 1893, Smith et al. 1988, Spencer 1907, Spencer 1913, Spencer and Wright 1966, Valette 1915, Villier 2001, Villier and Odin 2001, Wright and Smith 1987 and Wright and Wright 1940

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

Type specimens:

  • Crateraster quinqueloba: Natural History Museum, London, neotype BNHM E 5065
  • Pentagonaster megalomax:

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (1 collection), France (15), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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