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Hexuraster Jell and Theron 1999 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Cheiropterasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 153782

Synonym: Hexura Spencer 1950 [replaced name] (taxon 153783)

Full reference: P. A. Jell and J. N. Theron. 1999. Early Devonian echinoderms from South Africa. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(1):115-199

Parent taxon: Cheiropterasteridae according to W. K. Spencer 1950

Sister taxon: Vandelooaster

Subtaxa: Hexuraster weitzi

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Type: Hexura weitzi

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder