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Chomataster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Taxonomy
Chomataster was named by Spencer (1913) [Sepkoski's age data: K Sant T Dani Sepkoski's reference number: 772]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Goniasteridae by Spencer (1913) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1913Chomataster Spencer
1966Chomataster Spencer and Wright p. U59
2002Chomataster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyGoniasteridae
genusChomataster

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: high Mg calcitef
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: detritivoref
Vision: limitedc
Dispersal: waterf
Dispersal 2: planktonicf
Created: 2007-10-02 04:01:50
Modified: 2007-10-02 06:05:14
Source: f = family, c = class, p = phylum
References: Blake 1990, Aberhan et al. 2004, Aberhan 1992

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Campanian to the top of the Danian or 83.50000 to 61.60000 Ma

Collections (18 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Belgium (Liege) C. acules (32147 32150)
Early/Lower Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Belgium (Liege) C. acules (32148 32151 32158)
Early/Lower Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) C. acules, Nymphaster wrighti (32022)
Early/Lower Maastrichtian - Late/Upper Cretaceous70.6 - 66.0Netherlands (Limburg) C. acules (32159)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Belgium (Liege) C. acules (32149 32153 32154 32156 32157)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Netherlands C. acules (32161 32177 32179)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian - Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Netherlands C. acules (32162)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian - Danian70.6 - 61.6Poland C. acules (64008)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Denmark C. acules (89866)