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Sphaeriaster Dons 1939 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Poraniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31470

Full reference: C. Dons. 1939. Zoologiske Notizen. 34. Die Asteriden Gattung Sphaeriaster, nomen novum. Kongelige Norske Videnskabernes Selskabs Forhandlinger 11:37

Parent taxon: Poraniidae according to H Hess 1972

Sister taxon: Noriaster

Subtaxa: Sphaeriaster jurassicus

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore