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†family Stauranderasteridae Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida

PaleoDB taxon number: 81209

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1913. The evolution of Cretaceous Asteroidea. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, serie B 204:99-177

Parent taxon: Valvatida according to G. Breton and D. Néraudeau 2008

Sister taxa: Acanthasteridae, Archasteridae, Arthraster, Asteriaceros, Asterinidae, Asterodiscididae, Asteropseidae, Chaetasteridae, Ganeriidae, Geinitzaster, Goniasteridae, Goniasteroidea, Granulosina, Leptaster, Mithrodiidae, Odontasteridae, Ophidiasteridae, Oreasteridae, Poraniidae, Pycinasteridae, Sphaerasteridae, Tumulosina

Subtaxa: Aspidaster, Hadranderaster, Lithaster, Manfredaster, Poncetaster, Stauranderaster, Stauraster

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Type: Stauranderaster

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore