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Hudsonaster wardi is described from the Mahantango of Pike County, Pennsylvania.

 

Cramer, H.R. 1959

Devonian starfish from Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Journal of Paleontology, 33(3):471-473

 

Here is the classic reference volume:

 

Schuchert, C. 1915
Revision of Paleozoic Stelleroidea with special reference to North American Asteroidea.
Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, 88:1-312   PDF LINK

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Tidgy's Dad

Lovely specimens. :)

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Fossildude19

Amazing, Gordon! :wub: 

Congratulations!

Excellent finds. 

@Jeffrey P will want to have a look at this! 

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Jeffrey P

An extremely rare and beautiful find! Big congratulations Gordon. You think there are more of those?

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Darktooth

Excellent finds! Congratulations! 

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ynot

WOW!:faint:

 

Looks like a good candidate for fossil of the month.:thumbsu:

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Monica

WOW!!!  What great finds!!!  Those starfish are in wonderful condition - congratulations!!!

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Adam86cucv

Wow very nice find.  Congratulations

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Plax

two sea stars from one location! I'd look for the same bedding plane in outcrop. Fantastic find!

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doushantuo

some of you may like this(large,about 32 MB):

Gladwell

ASTEROZOANS FROM THE LUDLOW SERIES (UPPER
SILURIAN) OF LEINTWARDINE, HEREFORDSHIRE,
UK
DAVID J. GLADWELL

Special papers in Palaeontology,v.4/2018

the systematics of Hudsonaster get a workout

recommended!
 

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jpc

That is cool.  My only starfish fossil s form the Mahatango Fm of PA.  But this one is far nicer.    No ix right now. 

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Pagurus

Oh my goodness! I'd be shaking with excitement if I found those. Congratulations! I agree with Tony, this ought to be a fossil of the month entry. Well done, Gordon!

 

Mike

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MeargleSchmeargl

Guess you can say it's a star of the show!

 

 

 

Nice find, by the way.

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erose

Spectacular! Bucket list fossils! 

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Ludwigia

Very fine!

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dalmayshun

I agrre wholeheartedly....spectacular. 

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