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†family Omanasteridae Blake et al. 2014 (sea star)

Asteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 311511

Full reference: D. B. Blake, L. Angiolini, and A. Tintori. 2014. Omanaster imbricatus (Echinodermata, Asteroidea), a new genus and species from the Sakmarian (Lower Permian) Saiwan Formation of Oman, Arabian peninsula. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 120:263-269

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to D. B. Blake et al. 2014

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

Subtaxa: Omanaster

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Type: Omanaster

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore