ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
†family Fandasteridae Blake and Elliott 2003 (sea star)

Asteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 101358

Full reference: D. B. Blake and D. R. Elliott. 2003. Ossicular homologies, systematics, and phylogenetic implications of certain North American Carboniferous asteroids (Echinodermata). Journal of Paleontology 77(3):476-489

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to D. B. Blake and D. R. Elliott 2003

Sister taxa: Ambuloasteroidea, Arthrasteridae, Cryptozonia, Eriaster, Euasteroidea, Euaxosida, Hemizonida, Hudsonasteridae, Kermasida, Lepidasteridae, Neopalaeasteridae, Omanasteridae, Petraster, Phanerozoma, Phanerozonida, Platyasterida, Pleiadeaster, Pleuraster, Promopalaeaster, Promopalaeasteridae, Protasteracanthion, Pustulosida, Spinulosacea, Trichotaster, Uranasteridae

Subtaxa: Fandasterias

View classification

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore