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Stauranderaster coronatus Forbes 1848 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 115464

Stauranderaster	coronatus (Forbes, 1848), BMNH E 2562, Burnham, Kent, England, Lower Chalk
Stauranderaster	coronatus (Forbes, 1848), BMNH E 2562, Burnham, Kent, England, Lower Chalk
Stauranderaster	coronatus (Forbes, 1848), BMNH E 2562, Burnham, Kent, England, Lower Chalk
Stauranderaster coronatus (Forbes, 1848), Holotype BMNH 35480, Washington, Sussex, England, Lower Chalk

Alternative combinations: Oreaster coronatus, Pentaceros coronatus

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 Stauranderaster according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Stauranderaster bispinosus, Stauranderaster boysii, Stauranderaster dorecki, Stauranderaster laevis, Stauranderaster miliaris, Stauranderaster mixtus, Stauranderaster pistilliferus, Stauranderaster pyramidalis, Stauranderaster sanchezi, Stauranderaster serrata, Stauranderaster speculum

Type specimen: Natural History Museum, London, holotype BNHM OR 35480

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore