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Pentasteria Valette 1929 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31498

Synonyms: Astropecten (Crenaster) d'Orbigny 1850 (no. 100998), Crenaster d'Orbigny 1850 (no. 81662), Triboletia de Loriol 1908 (no. 81671)

Full reference: A. Valette. 1929. Note sur quelques stellerides jurassiques du laboratoire de géologie de la faculté des sciences de Lyon. Travaux du Laboratoire de Géologique de la Faculté des Sciences de Lyon 16(13):1-62

Parent taxon: Astropectinidae according to H Hess 1972

Sister taxa: Advenaster, Aldebarania, Astrocratis, Astropecten, Astropectininae, Ctenophoraster, Dipsacaster, Eokainaster, Persephonaster, Plutonaster, Prothrissacanthias, Riedaster, Tethyaster

Subtaxa: Crenaster desmoulinsi, Pentasteria (Archastropecten), Pentasteria (Pentasteria), Pentasteria boisteli, Pentasteria elegans, Pentasteria gataui, Pentasteria liasica, Pentasteria recta

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore