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Family Zoroasteridae Sladen 1889 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida

PaleoDB taxon number: 81179

Full reference: W. P. Sladen. 1889. The Asteroidea. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger 1873-1876, Zoology 30:1-935

Parent taxon: Forcipulatida according to D. B. Blake 1989

Sister taxa: Asteriadina, Asteriidae, Brisingida, Heliasteridae, Labidiasteridae, Neomorphasteridae, Pedicellasteridae, Protothyraster, Stichasteridae, Terminasteridae, Zorocallina

Subtaxa: Zoroaster

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore