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Codellaster keepersae Blake and Kues 2002 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 84512

Full reference: D. B. Blake and B.S. Kues. 2002. Homeomorphy in the Asteroidea (Echinodermata); a new Late Cretaceous genus and species from Colorado. Journal of Paleontology 76(6):1007-1013

Belongs to Codellaster according to D. B. Blake and B.S. Kues 2002

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: University of New Mexico, Holotype, UNM 13.139. Its type locality is Asteroidea, Codel Sandstone Mb, Point of Rocks, which is in a Turonian coastal sandstone in the Carline shale Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore