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Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae
It was recombined as Pentaceros jurassicus by von Zittel (1883) and Fraas (1886); it was recombined as Lithaster jurassicus by Hess (1977) and Hess (1991).
|Year||Name and author|
|1876||Pentaceros (Oreaster) jurassicus von Zittel p. 236 figs. fig. 372a|
|1883||Pentaceros jurassicus von Zittel p. 461 figs. fig. 333a|
|1886||Pentaceros jurassicus Fraas pp. 252-254 figs. pl. 30, fig. 5-6|
|1977||Lithaster jurassicus Hess pp. 322-327 figs. fig. 1-3|
|1991||Lithaster jurassicus Hess p. 889|
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|H. Hess 1977||Form large, stellate (R=72mm). Long and slender arms (R/r ratio equals 3.8). 21 to 23 pairs of marginal plates per alf-arc. A single row of abactinal plates in the arm, vis-à-vis of marginal plates. Abactinal plates large, thick, tabulate, strongly imbricated at the base. Ventro-lateral area restricted to the disk.|