Metopaster andreae Gale 1987 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: A. S. Gale. 1987. Goniasteridae (Asteroidea, Echinodermata) from the late Cretaceous of North-West Europe. Introduction. The genera Metopaster and Recurvaster. Mesozoic Research 1(1):1-69

Belongs to Metopaster according to G. Breton 1992

See also Gale 1987 and Lewis 1993

Sister taxa: Metopaster alexiae, Metopaster angulatus, Metopaster bezanconi, Metopaster bignoti, Metopaster bromleyi, Metopaster calcar, Metopaster carinatus, Metopaster chilipora, Metopaster continuus, Metopaster dividuus, Metopaster downendensis, Metopaster duvergieri, Metopaster elegans, Metopaster elevatus, Metopaster elongatus, Metopaster hunteri, Metopaster hypertelicus, Metopaster icenicus, Metopaster kagstrupensis, Metopaster laevis, Metopaster lisanae, Metopaster loirensis, Metopaster maculatus, Metopaster medius, Metopaster meudonensis, Metopaster miloni, Metopaster montainvillensis, Metopaster parkinsoni, Metopaster polyplacus, Metopaster poulsenii, Metopaster praetumidus, Metopaster rugissimus, Metopaster schulzi, Metopaster spencerii, Metopaster stratifera, Metopaster tamarae, Metopaster teilhardi, Metopaster tenneseensis, Metopaster tercensis, Metopaster thoracifer, Metopaster trichilae, Metopaster tumidus, Metopaster uncatus, Ravniaster granulatus

Type specimen: Natural History Museum, London, holotype BNHM E 54289, paratype BNHM E 54290

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: found only at Asteroidea, Lower Cenomanian, Le Billot, Notre-Dame-de-Fresnay, Calvados (Cretaceous of France)

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