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†family Promopalaeasteridae Schuchert 1915 (sea star)

Asteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 103675

Full reference: C. Schuchert. 1915. Revision of Paleozoic Stelleroidea with special reference to North American Asteroidea. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 88:1-311

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to P. A. Jell and J. N. Theron 1999

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

Subtaxa: Anorthasterinae, Aulacolatiaster, Kyraster, Promopalaeasterinae

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Type: Promopalaeaster

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore