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Order Valvatida Perrier 1884 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Neoasteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 31421

Synonym: Valvata Perrier 1884 [replaced name] (taxon 101354)

Full reference: E. Perrier. 1884. Mémoire sur les étoiles de mer recueillies dans la mer des Antilles et le Golf du Mexique. Nouvelles Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 6(2):127-276

Parent taxon: Neoasteroidea according to G. Breton and D. Néraudeau 2008

Sister taxa: Forcipulatacea, Migmasteridae, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) hastingiae, Surculifera, Valvatacea

Subtaxa: Acanthasteridae, Archasteridae, Arthraster, Asteriaceros, Asterinidae, Asterodiscididae, Asteropseidae, Chaetasteridae, Ganeriidae, Geinitzaster, Goniasteridae, Goniasteroidea, Granulosina, Leptaster, Mithrodiidae, Odontasteridae, Ophidiasteridae, Oreasteridae, Poraniidae, Pycinasteridae, Sphaerasteridae, Stauranderasteridae, Tumulosina

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore