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Lithaster Hess 1977 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 81667

Full reference: H. Hess. 1977. Neubearbeitung der Seesterns Pentaceros jurassicus aus dem Solnhofener Plattenkalken. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte 6:321-330

Parent taxon: Stauranderasteridae according to H. Hess 1977

Sister taxa: Aspidaster, Hadranderaster, Manfredaster, Poncetaster, Stauranderaster, Stauraster

Subtaxa: Lithaster jurassicus, Lithaster pustuliferus

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Type: Pentaceros (Oreaster) jurassicus

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore