Atalopegaster gundersoni

  • PE 81403 Atalopegaster gundersoni
    Photographer: Prof. Daniel B. Blake
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: This is the starfish Atalopegaster gundersoni described by Dan Blake and Tom Guesburg 2015. It is from the Pryor Mountains in Carbon County, Montana (BLM Land). It is Jurassic (Oxfordian) from the Swift Formation glauconitic sandstone. Collected in the summer of 2015 and accession into the FMNH Nov. 20, 2015 (G-7390).
Catalog Number: PE 81403
Taxonomic Name: Atalopegaster gundersoni
FM Catalog: Fossil Invertebrates
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order: Forcipulatida
Family: Stichasteridae
Identified By: Dr. Thomas E. Guensburg : Rock Valley College - Mathematics and Physical Science, Geoscience
Period: Jurassic
Earliest Epoch: Late Jurassic
Earliest Age: Oxfordian
Formation: Swift
Lithology: Medium-grained, glauconitic, coquinoid sandstone
Coordinates Available?: Yes
EMu IRN: 3298369
Occurrence ID: 2df2c74a-cde8-426a-b016-6dfb8bb65040

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