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Stenaster obtusus Forbes 1848 (brittle star)


PaleoDB taxon number: 102896

Alternative combinations: Palaeaster obtusus, Uraster obtusus

Synonyms: Hudsonaster batheri Schuchert 1915 (no. 126464), Stenaster salteri Billings 1858 (no. 104435), Tetraster wyvillethomsoni Nicholson and Etheridge, Jr. 1880 (no. 104437)

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1848. On the Asteriadae found fossil in British strata. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and of the Museum of Practical Geology in London 2(2):457-482

Belongs to Stenaster according to J. Dean Shackleton 2005

Sister taxon: Stenaster confluens

Ecology: low-level epifaunal suspension feeder-deposit feeder