Nymphaster humilis Schulz and Weitschat 1975 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative combination: Chomataster humilis

Full reference: M. G. Schulz and W. Weitschat. 1975. Phylogenie und Stratigraphie der Asteroideen der norddeutschen Schreikreide. Teil 1: Metopaster/Recurvaster und Calliderma/Chomataster-Gruppe. Mitteilungen aus dem Geologisch-Paläontologischen Institut der Universität Hamburg 44:249-284

Belongs to Nymphaster according to G. Breton 1992

See also Breton 1985, Gale 1987, Gale 1989, Lewis 1993 and Schulz and Weitschat 1975

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

Type specimen: Museum of Natural History, London, holotype BNHM E 28407a,b

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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