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Villebrunaster Spencer 1951

Somasteroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 31340

Synonym: Ampullaster Fell 1963 (taxon 31333)

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1951. Early Palaeozoic starfish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, series B 235(B623):87-129

Parent taxon: Somasteroidea according to D. B. Blake 2013

Sister taxa: Archegonaster, Archegonasteridae, Catervaparmaster, Chinianaster, Chinianasteridae, Goniactinida, Ophioxenikos, Thoralaster

Subtaxa: Villebrunaster thorali

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Type: Villebrunaster thorali

Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder