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†family Lepyriactinidae Spencer and Wright 1966 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Hemizonida

PaleoDB taxon number: 103673

Full reference: W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright. 1966. Asterozoans. Moore R.C. ed, Treatise on invertebrate paleontology, Echinodermata, University of Kansas Press and the Geological Society of America 3(1):U4-U107

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

Sister taxa: Helianthasteridae, Lacertasterias, Schondorfia, Taeniactinidae, Palaeostellidae

Subtaxa: Lepyriactis

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Type: Lepyriactis

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore