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Aganaster Miller and Gurley 1891 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Aganasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31553

Full reference: S. A. Miller and W.F.E. Gurley. 1891. Description of some new genera and species of Echinodermata from the Coal Measures and Subcarboniferous rocks of Indiana, Missouri, and Iowa. Indiana Department of Geology and Natural Resources, 16th Annual Report 327-373

Parent taxon: Aganasteridae according to P. Jell 1997

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Aganaster fujianensis, Aganaster gregarius, Aganaster huaanensis

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Type: Protaster gregarius

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder