†family Neopalaeasteridae Schuchert 1915 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Neopalaeasteridae

Full reference: C. Schuchert. 1915. Revision of Paleozoic Stelleroidea with special reference to North American Asteroidea. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 88:1-311

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to D. B. Blake and D. R. Elliott 2003

See also Blake 1989, Schuchert 1915 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Ambuloasteroidea, Arthrasteridae, Cryptozonia, Eriaster, Euasteroidea, Euaxosida, Fandasteridae, Hemizonida, Hudsonasteridae, Kermasida, Lepidasteridae, Omanasteridae, Petraster, Phanerozoma, Phanerozonida, Platyasterida, Pleiadeaster, Pleuraster, Promopalaeaster, Promopalaeasteridae, Protasteracanthion, Pustulosida, Spinulosacea, Trichotaster, Uranasteridae

Subtaxa: Neopalaeaster

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Type: Neopalaeaster

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore


• Carboniferous of United States (3: Indiana collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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