Ophryaster magnus 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 Ophryaster according to J. W. M. Jagt 2000

See also Breton 1985, Lewis 1993, Müller 1953, Müller 1961, Rasmussen 1950, Rasmussen 1979, Reich and Frenzel 2002, Schulz and Weitschat 1981, Spencer 1913, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Wright and Wright 1940

Sister taxa: Ophryaster argencienis, Ophryaster bretoni, Ophryaster dorsolevis, Ophryaster maastrichtensis, Ophryaster novaezelandiae, Ophryaster oligoplax, Ophryaster saucatsensis

Type specimen: Holotype BNHM E 13280, Paratypes BNNHM E 13281-5

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: found only at Rügen Island, White Chalk (Cretaceous of Germany)

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