Recurvaster radiatus Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative combination: Metopaster tumidus radiatus

Synonyms: Recurvaster echinatus Brünnich-Nielsen 1943, Recurvaster gibber Schulz and Weitschat 1971, Recurvaster stevensensis Brünnich-Nielsen 1943

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 Recurvaster according to C. Helm 1997

See also Brünnich-Nielsen 1943, Gale 1987, Müller 1953, Müller 1961, Pockrandt 1980, Rasmussen 1950, Rasmussen 1979, Reich and Frenzel 2002, Schulz and Weitschat 1971, Schulz and Weitschat 1975, Spencer 1913, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Wright and Wright 1940

Sister taxa: Recurvaster antemammillatus, Recurvaster blackmorei, Recurvaster lorioli, Recurvaster mammillatus, Recurvaster migrans, Recurvaster spiniger

Type specimens:

  • Recurvaster radiatus: Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge, holotype SM B.48513
  • Recurvaster echinatus:
  • Recurvaster gibber:
  • Recurvaster stevensensis:

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore


• Cretaceous of Belgium (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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