Chomataster acules Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

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 Chomataster according to G. Breton 1992

See also Brünnich-Nielsen 1943, Gale 1987, Gale 1989, Jagt 2000, Jagt et al. 1994, Lewis 1993, Müller 1953, Rasmussen 1945, Rasmussen 1950, Rasmussen 1979, Reich and Frenzel 2002, Schulz and Weitschat 1971, Schulz and Weitschat 1975 and Spencer 1913

Sister taxon: Chomataster wrighti

Type specimen: Natural History Musem, London, holotype BNHM E 13255, paratypes BNHM E13256-59,

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Denmark (1 collection)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Poland (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (10), Germany (1), the Netherlands (5)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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