Species: A. arenitea
Author Citation Blake & Sturgeon, 1995
Geological Time Scale
International Age: Maastrichtian
Rocky Point Member
Collector: Don Rideout
Date Collected: 08/08/2013
Acquired by: Field Collection
Blank: 2 1/8"
Width: 1 3/4"
Found 8 Aug 2013. An extremely rare starfisht, it was 1 of less than 10 complete specimens ever found at that time. It was found in the sand layer of the Rocky Point member of the PeeDee. This layer contains abundant Flemingostrea subspatulata among other oysters along with Hardouinia mortonis and kellumi echinoids.
This starfish was invertebrate fossil of the month in 08/2013.