Marocaster

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Marocaster
Temporal range: 130–125.45 Ma
Marocaster coronatus MHNT.PAL.2010.2.2 (Close up).jpg
Marocaster coronatus - Holotype- Muséum de Toulouse
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†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.