Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Tropidaster Forbes 1850 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Velatida - Tropidasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31477

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1850. Figures and descriptions illustrative of British Organic Remains. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom Decade 3:65

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

Sister taxon: Plumaster

Subtaxa: Tropidaster pectinatus

View classification

Type: Tropidaster pectinatus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore