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Cheiropteraster Stürtz 1890 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Encrinasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31527

Full reference: B. Stürtz. 1890. Neuer Beitrag zur Kenntniss paläozoischer Seesterne. Palaeontographica 36:203-247

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

Sister taxa: Armathyrasterinae, Encrinaster, Encrinasterinae, Euzonosoma, Loriolaster, Mastigactis, Urozoma

Subtaxa: Cheiropteraster giganteus

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Type: Cheiropteraster giganteus

Ecology: low-level epifaunal detritivore