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Stauranderaster Spencer 1907 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31472

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1907. A Monograph of the British Fossil Echinodermata from the Cretaceous formations. Volume second: The Asteroidea and Ophiuroidea. Paleontographical Society Monographs 2(4):91-132

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

Sister taxa: Aspidaster, Hadranderaster, Lithaster, Manfredaster, Poncetaster, Stauraster

Subtaxa: Stauranderaster bispinosus, Stauranderaster boysii, Stauranderaster coronatus, Stauranderaster dorecki, Stauranderaster laevis, Stauranderaster miliaris, Stauranderaster mixtus, Stauranderaster pistilliferus, Stauranderaster pyramidalis, Stauranderaster sanchezi, Stauranderaster serrata, Stauranderaster speculum

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Type: Oreaster coronatus

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore