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Order Paxillosida Perrier 1884 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatacea

PaleoDB taxon number: 31484

Full reference: E. Perrier. 1884. Mémoire sur les étoiles de mer recueillies dans la mer des Antilles et le Golf du Mexique. Nouvelles Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 6(2):127-276

Parent taxon: Valvatacea according to L. Villier et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Carniaster, Notomyotida, Valvatida

Subtaxa: Astropectinidae, Cribellina, Ctenodiscidae, Diplozonina, Goniopectinidae, Luidiidae, Notomyotina, Porcellanasteridae

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore