Stauranderaster pistilliferus Forbes 1848 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

Alternative combinations: Oreaster pistilliferus, Oreaster pistilliformis, Pentaceros pistilliferus

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 Stauranderaster according to L. Villier et al. 2004

See also Carpenter 1882, Dujardin and Hupé 1862, Forbes 1848, Forbes 1850, Lewis 1993, Quenstedt 1876, Spencer 1905, Spencer 1907, Spencer 1913 and Valette 1915

Sister taxa: Stauranderaster bispinosus, Stauranderaster boysii, Stauranderaster coronatus, Stauranderaster dorecki, Stauranderaster laevis, Stauranderaster miliaris, Stauranderaster mixtus, Stauranderaster pyramidalis, Stauranderaster sanchezi, Stauranderaster serrata, Stauranderaster speculum

Type specimen: Syntype BNHM E 2564, E 5037, OR 57634

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Stauranderaster pistilliferus in the database

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