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Trichotaster Wright 1880 (sea star)

Asteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 148147

Full reference: T. Wright. 1880. Monograph of the British fossil Echinodermata from the oolithic formations. Volume 2 - The Asteroidea and Ophiuroidea. Part 3. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society 1880:155-203

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to T. Wright 1880

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

Subtaxa: Trichotaster plumiformis

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Type: Trichotaster plumiformis

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore