Protaster salteri Salter and Sowerby 1845 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

Alternative combination: Ophiura salteri

Synonym: Protaster groomi Sollas and Sollas 1912

Full reference: J. W. Salter and J.C. Sowerby. 1845. In A. Sedgwick: On the Older Palaeozoic (Protozoic) rocks of North Wales. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, London 1:5-22

Belongs to Protaster according to W. K. Spencer 1934

See also Owen 1965, Parks 1908, Salter 1857, Salter 1865, Salter and Sowerby 1845, Schuchert 1914, Schuchert 1915, Sollas and Sollas 1912, Spencer and Groom 1934 and Wright 1863

Sister taxa: Protaster bicatenulata, Protaster groomi, Protaster piltonensis, Protaster sedgwickii, Protaster stellifer, Protaster ubaghsi, Urosoma hirudo, Bohemura jahni, Bohemura granifer

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Protaster salteri in the database

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