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†family Lepidasteridae Gregory 1899 (sea star)

Asteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 101954

Full reference: J. W. Gregory. 1899. On Lindstromaster and the classification of Palaeasterids. Geological Magazine 6:341-354

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to L. G. Herringshaw et al. 2007

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

Subtaxa: Devonistella, Lepidactis, Lepidaster, Michiganaster

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Type: Lepidaster

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore