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Prothrissacanthias africanus Villier et al. 2007 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 119864

Prothrissacanthias africanus Villier et al. 2007, Holotype FSL 10063, Berriasian, Ouled Mimoun, Algeria

Full reference: L. Villier, G. Breton, and F. Atrops. 2007. Une nouvelle étoile de mer (Prothrissacanthias africanus gen. nov. sp. nov.) du Berriasien d’Algérie. Revue de Paléobiologie 26(2):413-424

Belongs to Prothrissacanthias according to L. Villier et al. 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: FSL 10063. Its type locality is Ouled Mimoun, Bed 9, Tlemcen Mountains, NW Algeria, which is in a Berriasian deep subtidal shelf limestone/marl in the Argiles de Lamoriciere Formation of Algeria.

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore