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Echinaster Müller and Troschel 1840 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Spinulosida - Echinasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31503

Synonym: Rhopia Gray 1840 [objective synonym] (taxon 81669)

Full reference: J. Müller and F.H. Troschel. 1840. Ueber die Gattungen der Asterien. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 6:318-326

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

Sister taxon: Henricia

Subtaxa: Echinaster jacobseni

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-suspension feeder