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Phocidaster Spencer 1913 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Pycinasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31460

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1913. The evolution of Cretaceous Asteroidea. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, serie B 204:99-177

Parent taxon: Pycinasterinae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxon: Pycinaster

Subtaxa: Phocidaster grandis

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Type: Phocidaster grandis

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore