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†order Platyasterida Spencer 1951 (sea star)

Asteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 31342

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1951. Early Palaeozoic starfish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, series B 235(B623):87-129

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to D. B. Blake 2007

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

Subtaxa: Eukrinasteridae, Palasteriscidae, Uractinina

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore