Nymphaster alseni Schulz and Weitschat 1971 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative combination: Chomataster alseni

Full reference: M. G. Schulz and W. Weitschat. 1971. Asteroideen aus der Schreibkreide von Lägendorf (Holstein) und Hemmor (Nord-Niedersachsen). Mitteilungen aus dem Geologisch-Paläontologischen Institut der Universität Hamburg 40:107-130

Belongs to Nymphaster according to G. Breton 1992

See also Gale 1987, Gale 1989, Jagt 1999, Jagt 2000, Pockrandt 1980, Schulz and Weitschat 1971 and Schulz and Weitschat 1975

Sister taxa: Nymphaster arduennensis, Nymphaster dutempleanus, Nymphaster fontis, Nymphaster humilis, Nymphaster magistrorum, Nymphaster marginatus, Nymphaster miocenicus, Nymphaster obtusus, Nymphaster ornatus, Nymphaster peakei, Nymphaster rectus, Nymphaster spenceri, Nymphaster studlandensis, Nymphaster tethysiensis

Type specimen: University of Hamburg, collection of W. Weitschat.

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1 collection), France (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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