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Urasterella McCoy 1851 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Urasterellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31404

Synonyms: Palasteracanthion Stürtz 1886 (no. 127827), Phillipaster Spencer 1950 (no. 31398), Phillipsaster Spencer 1950 (no. 104682), Roemeraster Stürtz 1886 (no. 127825)

Full reference: F. McCoy. 1851. In Sedgwick A. & McCoy F. 1851-1857. A systematic description of the British Palaeozoic fossils in the geological Museum of the University of Cambridge. London and Cambridge 1-611

Parent taxon: Urasterellidae according to D. B. Blake and S. Rozhnov 2007

Sister taxa: Bohemaster, Cnemidactis, Salteraster, Schuchertia, Stibaraster, Ulrichaster

Subtaxa: Roemeraster asperula, Urasterella asperrimus, Urasterella constellata, Urasterella creswelli, Urasterella grandis, Urasterella gutterfordensis, Urasterella huxleyi, Urasterella montana, Urasterella pulchella, Urasterella ruthveni, Urasterella thraivensis, Urasterella verruculosa

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore