Recurvaster mammillatus Gabb 1876 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative combinations: Goniaster mammilata, Goniaster mammillata, Metopaster mammillatus, Pycinaster mammillatus, Recurvaster mammilatus, Recurvaster mammillata

Synonym: Recurvaster communis Brünnich-Nielsen 1943

Full reference: W.M. Gabb. 1876. Note on the discovery of representatives of three orders of fossils new to the Cretaceous formation of North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 178-179

Belongs to Recurvaster according to J. W. M. Jagt 2000

See also Brünnich-Nielsen 1943, Clark 1893, Clark and Twitchell 1915, Cook and Ramsdell 1991, Durham and Roberts 1948, Gabb 1876, Rasmussen 1950, Rasmussen 1979, Spencer 1907, Spencer 1913, Umbgrove 1925, Villier 2010 and Weller 1907

Sister taxa: Recurvaster antemammillatus, Recurvaster blackmorei, Recurvaster lorioli, Recurvaster migrans, Recurvaster radiatus, Recurvaster spiniger

Type specimens:

  • Recurvaster mammillatus: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, syntype n°1457
  • Recurvaster communis:

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore


• Paleocene of Denmark (1 collection), United States (2: New Jersey)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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