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Germanasterias Blake 1990 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida - Asteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31414

Full reference: D. B. Blake. 1990. Hettangian Asteriidae (Asteroidea: Echinodermata) from southern Germany: taxonomy, phylogeny and life habits. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 64(1/2):103-123

Parent taxon: Asteriidae according to A. S. Gale 2011

Sister taxa: Asteriinae, Cretasterias, Dermasterinae, Hystrixasterias, Pegaster, Savignasterias, Sclerasterias

Subtaxa: Germanasterias amplipapularia

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore