†family Petrasteridae Spencer 1951 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Pustulosida - Petrasteridae

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1951. Early Palaeozoic starfish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, series B 235(B623):87-129

Parent taxon: Pustulosida according to D. B. Blake 1989

See also Owen 1965, Spencer 1951 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Bimarginalina, Mesopalaeasterinae, Palaeasteraceae, Palaeasteridae, Promopalaeasteraceae, Schuchertiidae, Xenasteridae

Subtaxa: none

Type: Petraster

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Petrasteridae in the database

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