Riedaster reicheli

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Riedaster reicheli
Riedaster reicheli.JPG
Riedaster reicheli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Class: Asteroidea
Order: Paxillosida
Family: Astropectinidae
Genus: Riedaster
Species: R. reicheli
Binomial name
Riedaster reicheli
Kutscher and Röper 1999[1]
Whole body fossil of Riedaster reicheli

Riedaster reicheli is an extinct species of starfish in the family Astropectinidae.[1] Riedaster reicheli was first described by Kutscher and Röper in 1999 from a three-dimensional body fossil. Its type locality is Papierschifer, which is in a shallow subtidal mudstone in the Papierschiefer Formation in the Ried district of Germany. It is the type species of the genus Riedaster and dates back to the Late Jurassic.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Riedaster reicheli". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Riedaster reicheli". Paleology Database. Retrieved 2013-05-11.