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Australaster Schuchert 1914 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Pustulosida - Palaeasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31350

Full reference: C. Schuchert. 1914. Fossilium Catalogus. 1: Animalia, pars 3, Stelleroidea palaeozoica. W. Junk, Berlin 1-53

Parent taxon: Palaeasteridae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Argaster, Gordonaster, Palaeaster, Sertulaster

Subtaxa: Australaster giganteus, Australaster stutchburii

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Type: Palaeaster (Monaster) giganteus

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore