Ophryaster oligoplax Sladen 1891 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative combination: Nymphaster oligoplax

Full reference: W. P. Sladen. 1891. A monograph of the British fossil Echinodermata. The Cretaceous formations. 2- The Asteroidea. Monograph of the Paleontographical Society 1:1-28

Belongs to Ophryaster according to G. Breton 1992

See also Helm 1997, Jagt 2000, Lewis 1993, Schulz and Weitschat 1981, Sladen 1891, Spencer 1907 and Spencer 1913

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

Type specimen: Natural History Museum, London, holotype BNHM OR 40178

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore


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

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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