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Tesselaster Clark 1941 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31475

Full reference: H. L. Clark. 1941. Reports on the scientific results of the Atlantis expeditions to the West Indies under the joint auspices of the University of Havana and Harvard University. The echinoderms (other than holothurians). Memorias de la Sociedad cubana de Historia Natural "Felipe Poey" 15:1-154

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to A. M. Clark and M.E. Downey 1992

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, Fomalhautia, Forbesiaster, Fredaster, Galbaster, Goniasterinae, Haccourtaster, Hessaster, Hippasteria, Hippasteriinae, Huroeaster, Leptogonium, Marocaster, Mastaster, Mediaster, Metopaster, Miopentagonaster, Nehalemia, Noviaster, Nymphaster, Ocalaster, Ogmaster, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Tesselaster clarki

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore