Pycinaster angustatus Forbes 1848 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Pycinasteridae

Alternative combinations: Astrogonium angustatum, Astrogonium angustatus, Goniaster (Astrogonium) angustatus

Synonym: Pentagonaster robustus Spencer 1905

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 Pycinaster according to G. Breton 1992

See also Breton 1986, Breton 1997, Carpenter 1882, Dujardin and Hupé 1862, Forbes 1848, Forbes 1850, Lewis 1993, Mercier 1935, Mercier 1936, Morris 1854, Schulz and Weitschat 1971, Sladen 1891, Spencer 1905, Spencer 1907, Spencer 1913, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Valette 1915

Sister taxa: Pycinaster corbaricus, Pycinaster cornutus, Pycinaster crassus, Pycinaster danicus, Pycinaster humilis, Pycinaster magnificus, Pycinaster mortenseni, Pycinaster rasmusseni, Pycinaster rosenkrantzii

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Cretaceous of France (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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