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Strataster Kesling and Le Vasseur 1971 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 101896

Full reference: R. V. Kesling and D. Le Vasseur. 1971. Strataster ohioensis, a new early Mississippian brittle-star, and the paleoecology of its community. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 23(20):305-341

Parent taxon: Protasteridae according to P. A. Jell and J. N. Theron 1999

Sister taxa: Astutuaster, Budenbachia, Chattaster, Drepanaster, Eugasterella, Furcaster, Gregoriura, Hypophiura, Mastigophiura, Palaeophiura, Protaster, Taeniaster, Weigeltura

Subtaxa: Strataster devonicus, Strataster maciverorum, Strataster ohioensis, Strataster stuckenbergi, Strataster wrighti

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Type: Strataster ohioensis

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