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Helianthaster Roemer 1864 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Helianthasteridae

Full reference: C. F. Roemer. 1864. Neue Asteriden und Crinoiden aus devonischem Dachschiefer von Bundenbach bei Birkenfeld. Palaeontographica 9:143-152

Parent taxon: Helianthasteridae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Arkonaster, Helianthasterinae, Lepidasterella

Subtaxa: Helianthaster rhenanus

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Type: Helianthaster rhenanus

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore