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Tylasteria Valette 1929 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31478

Synonym: Tylaster Spencer 1913 [replaced name] (taxon 81300)

Full reference: A. Valette. 1929. Note sur quelques stellerides jurassiques du laboratoire de géologie de la faculté des sciences de Lyon. Travaux du Laboratoire de Géologique de la Faculté des Sciences de Lyon 16(13):1-62

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to G. Breton 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, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia

Subtaxa: Tylasteria aalensis, Tylasteria jurensis, Tylasteria luciensis, Tylasteria prisca

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore