The Echinoid Directory

Contributed by Andrew Smith, September 2006

Inflataster Anthula, 1899, p. 62

Distribution "Senonian" of the Caucasus.
Name gender masculine
Type Inflataster abichi Anthula, 1899.
Species Included
  • I. abichi Anthula, 1899; Senonian, Caucasus.
Classification and/or Status Spatangoida, Hemiasterina, Aeropsidae.

A junior subjective synonym of Homoeaster Pomel, 1883.
Remarks Inflataster abichi was regarded as subjective junior synonym of Homoeaster evaristei by Smith & Jeffery (2000: p. 358). Holaster inflatus (Desor, in Agassiz & Desor, 1847) from the Cenomanian of Senegal, was originally included in Inflataster by Anthula (1899), but is now the type species of Physaster.

Anthula, D. J. 1899. Über die Kreidefossilien des Kaukasus mit einem Überblick über die Entwicklung der Sedimentbildungen des Kaukasus. Beiträge zur Paläontologie und Geologie Österreich-Ungarns und des Orients 12, 53-159.

Smith, A. B. & Jeffery, C. H. 2000. Maastrichtian and Palaeocene echinoids: a key to world faunas. Special Papers in Palaeontology 63: 1-406.