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Aldebarania Blake and Sturgeon 1995 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53917

Alternative spelling: Albebarania

Full reference: D. B. Blake and K. Sturgeon. 1995. Aldebarania arenitea, a new genus and species of Astropectinidae (Asteroidea; Echinodermata) from the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) Peedee formation of North Carolina. Journal of Paleontology 69(2):376-380

Parent taxon: Astropectinidae according to D. B. Blake and K. Sturgeon 1995

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

Subtaxa: Aldebarania arenitea, Aldebarania taberna

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Type: Aldebarania arenitea

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore