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Archastropecten priscus Goldfuss 1833 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232802

Alternative combinations: Asterias prisca, Astropecten priscus, Crenaster prisca, Crenaster priscus

Synonyms: Asterias breviassula Quenstedt 1876 (no. 232801), Asterias longassula Quenstedt 1876 (no. 232800)

Full reference: G. A. Goldfuss. 1833. Divisio secunda. Radiariorum reliquiae. Petrefacta Germaniae et ea, quae in Museuo Universitatis Regiae, Borussicae Frederischiae Wilhelmiae Rhenanae servantur et alia quacungue in Museis Hueninghausiano, Muensteriano aliisque exstant, iconibus et descriptionnibus illustrata 1(2):115-252

Belongs to Archastropecten according to H. Hess 1955

Sister taxa: Archastropecten carroni, Archastropecten carthusiae, Archastropecten clavaeformis, Archastropecten desori, Archastropecten hooperi, Archastropecten leckenbyi, Archastropecten lorioli, Archastropecten mabillei, Archastropecten mandelslohi, Archastropecten obesus, Archastropecten orion, Archastropecten phillipsii, Archastropecten rupellensis, Archastropecten scarburgensis, Archastropecten suprajurensis, Archastropecten wilckensis, Archastropecten wittsii, Archastropecten wolterdorfi, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) cotteswoldiae, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) huxleyi, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) infirma, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) lithographica, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) longispina, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) procera

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore