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Order Cryptozonia Sladen 1889 (sea star)

Asteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 127757

Full reference: W. P. Sladen. 1889. The Asteroidea. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger 1873-1876, Zoology 30:1-935

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to C. Schuchert 1915

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

Subtaxa: Palaeosolasteracea, Schuchertiacea, Stenasteracea, Urasterellacea

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore