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Pegaster Blake and Peterson 1993 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida - Asteriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31417

Full reference: D. B. Blake and D.S. Peterson. 1993. An unusual new asteriid (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from the Cretaceous of California. Journal of Paleontology 67(4):586-589

Parent taxon: Asteriidae according to D. B. Blake and D.S. Peterson 1993

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

Subtaxa: Pegaster stichos, Pegaster sticos

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Type: Pegaster stichos

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore