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Pentasteria gataui de Loriol 1887 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232275

Alternative combinations: Archastropecten gataui, Astropecten gataui

Full reference: P. de Loriol. 1887. Notes sur quelques échinodermes fossiles des environs de La Rochelle. Annales de la Société des Sciences Naturelles de Charente-Maritime 23:313-332

Belongs to Pentasteria according to G. Breton 1997

Sister taxa: Pentasteria (Archastropecten), Pentasteria (Pentasteria), Pentasteria boisteli, Pentasteria elegans, Pentasteria liasica, Pentasteria recta, Crenaster desmoulinsi

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore