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Family Oreasteridae Fisher 1911 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida

PaleoDB taxon number: 77407

Full reference: W. K. Fisher. 1911. Asteroidea of the North Pacific and adjacent waters. 1 - Phanerozonia and Spinulosa. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 76:1-420

Parent taxon: Valvatida according to D. B. Blake 1989

Sister taxa: Acanthasteridae, Archasteridae, Arthraster, Asteriaceros, Asterinidae, Asterodiscididae, Asteropseidae, Chaetasteridae, Ganeriidae, Geinitzaster, Goniasteridae, Goniasteroidea, Granulosina, Leptaster, Mithrodiidae, Odontasteridae, Ophidiasteridae, Poraniidae, Pycinasteridae, Sphaerasteridae, Stauranderasteridae, Tumulosina

Subtaxa: Anthenea, Culcita, Goniodiscaster, Oreaster

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Type: Oreaster

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore