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Betelgeusia Blake and Reid 1998 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Radiasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31488

Full reference: D. B. Blake and R. Reid. 1998. Some Albian (Cretaceous) asteroids (Echinodermata) from Texas and their paleobiological implications. Journal of Paleontology 72(3):512-532

Parent taxon: Radiasteridae according to D. B. Blake and R. Reboul 2011

Sister taxa: Indiaster, Radiaster

Subtaxa: Betelgeusia exposita, Betelgeusia orientalis, Betelgeusia reidi

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore