Aldebarania arenitea, a new genus and species of Astropectinidae (Asteroidea; Echinodermata) from the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) Peedee Formation of North Carolina

D. B. Blake, K. Sturgeon

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Abstract

Aldebarania arenitea (Astropectinidae; Asteroidea; Echinodermata) is described from the Rocky Point Member of the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) Peedee Formation of North Carolina. A turbulent, shallow-water environment is suggested by sedimentary features, a diverse marine fauna, and the morphology of Aldebarania. Aldebarania appears to be a partial ecological equivalent of living Astropecten and Luidia; however, phylogenetic relationships within the Astropectinidae are unstudied and the origin of similarities is unknown. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-380
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Paleontology
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology

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