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Hadranderaster simplex Geinitz 1871 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 109622

Pentaceros abbreviatus Spencer 1905, Holotype BMNH 57538, Bromley, Kent, England, Upper Chalk
Pentaceros abbreviatus Spencer 1905, Holotype BMNH 57538, Bromley, Kent, England, Upper Chalk
Pentaceros abbreviatus Spencer 1905, Holotype BMNH 57538, Bromley, Kent, England, Upper Chalk

Alternative combination: Oreaster simplex

Synonyms: Hadranderaster abbreviatus Spencer 1905 (no. 109624), Oreaster perforatus Geinitz 1871 (no. 109621), Pentaceros abbreviatus Spencer 1905 (no. 109623)

Full reference: H. B. Geinitz. 1871. Das Elbhalgebirge in Sachsen. Erster Theil. Der untere Quader. III. Seeigel, Seesterne und Haarsterne des unteren Quaders und unteren Pläners. Palaeontographica 20(1):61-93

Belongs to Hadranderaster according to G. Breton and D. Néraudeau 2008

Sister taxon: Hadranderaster asperulus

Type specimens:

  • Hadranderaster simplex: Probably at the Museum of Dresden
  • Oreaster perforatus: Probably at the Museum of Dresden.
  • Pentaceros abbreviatus: BNHM 57538.

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore