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Family Ophidiasteridae Verrill 1870 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida

PaleoDB taxon number: 81141

Full reference: A. E. Verrill. 1870. Notes on the Radiata in the Museum of Yale College, 3. On the geographical distribution of echinoderms of the Pacific Coast of America. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 1(2):323-351

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

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

Subtaxa: Altairia, Certonardoa, Chariaster, Denebia, Linckia, Nardoa, Ophidiaster, Sladenia

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Type: Ophidiaster

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore