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Subclass Ambuloasteroidea Blake and Hagdorn 2003 (sea star)

Asteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 173710

Full reference: D. B. Blake and H. Hagdorn. 2003. The Asteroidea (Echinodermata) of the Muschelkalk (Middle Triassic of Germany). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 77(1):23-58

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to D. B. Blake et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Compsasteridae, Neoasteroidea

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore