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Eriaster Blake and Guensburg 2005 (sea star)

Asteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 136501

Full reference: D. B. Blake and T. E. Guensburg. 2005. Implications of a new Early Ordovician asteroid (Echinodermata) for the phylogeny of asterozoans. Journal of Paleontology 79(2):395-399

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to D. B. Blake and T. E. Guensburg 2005

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

Subtaxa: Eriaster ibexensis

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Type: Eriaster ibexensis

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore