Marocaster

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Marocaster
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Marocaster coronatus - Holotype- Muséum de Toulouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order: Valvatida
Family: Goniasteridae
Genus: Marocaster
Blake & Reboul, 2011

Marocaster is an extinct genus of sea stars in the family Goniasteridae. It existed in what is now Morocco during the early Cretaceous period. It was described by Daniel B. Blake and Roland Reboul in 2011, and the type species is M. coronatus.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel B. Blake & Roland Reboul (2011). "A new asteroid (Echinodermata) faunule from the Early Cretaceous (Barremian) of Morocco". Journal of Paleontology 85 (6): 1021–1034. doi:10.1666/11-047.1.