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†family Xenasteridae Gregory 1899 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Pustulosida

PaleoDB taxon number: 103668

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

Parent taxon: Pustulosida according to D. B. Blake 1989

Sister taxa: Bimarginalina, Mesopalaeasterinae, Palaeasteraceae, Palaeasteridae, Petrasteridae, Promopalaeasteraceae, Schuchertiidae

Subtaxa: Agalmaster, Eifelaster, Palaeostella, Rhenaster, Trimeraster, Xenaster

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Type: Xenaster

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore