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Phyrtosaster Blake 2007 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Palasteriscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 136505

Full reference: D. B. Blake. 2007. Two Late Ordovician asteroids (Echinodermata) with characters suggestive of early ophiuroids. Journal of Paleontology 81(6):1476-1485

Parent taxon: Palasteriscidae according to D. B. Blake 2007

Sister taxa: Estoniaster, Foliaster, Jugiaster, Lanthanaster, Palaebrisingidae, Palaechinasteridae, Palasteriscinae, Platanaster

Subtaxa: Phyrtosaster casteri

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Type: Phyrtosaster casteri

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal suspension feeder