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Stauranderaster pistilliferus Forbes 1848 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 84909

Stauranderaster	pistilliferus (Forbes, 1848), syntype BMNH E 57634, Bromley, Kent, England, Senonian
Stauranderaster	pistilliferus (Forbes, 1848), syntype BMNH E 2565, Bromley, Kent, England, Senonian
Stauranderaster	pistilliferus (Forbes, 1848), syntype BMNH E 2563, Sussex, England, Chalk

Alternative combinations: Oreaster pistilliferus, Oreaster pistilliformis, Pentaceros pistilliferus

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 L. Villier et al. 2004

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

Type specimen: Syntype BNHM E 2564, E 5037, OR 57634

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore