The Echinoid Directory

Contributed by Andrew Smith, August 2011

Schizaster fosteri (McNamara & Philip., 1980, p. 58)

[= 1980 Schizaster (Dipneustes) fosteri McNamara & Philip, 1980, p. 58, fig. 7A, B.]

Distribution Early Miocene, southern Australia
Classification and/or Status A species of Schizaster
Remarks Very like Tripylaster Mortesen, 1903 in shape but with four, not three gonopores. Close to Schizaster sphenoides Hall, 1907

McNamara, K. J. & Philip, G. M. 1980. Australian Tertiary schizasterid echinoids. Alcheringa 4, 47-65.