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Stauranderaster boysii Forbes 1848 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 115466

Stauranderaster boysii Forbes, 1848, BMNH 46600, Bromley, Kent, England, Upper Chalk
Stauranderaster boysii (Forbes,1848), BMNH E 20978, Ball's cutting, Gillingham, Kent, England, Senonian

Alternative combinations: Oreaster boysii, Pentaceros boysii

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 1913

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

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore