Superorder Forcipulatacea Blake 1987 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatacea

Full reference: D. B. Blake. 1987. A classification and phylogeny of post-Palaeozoic sea stars (Asteroidea: Echinodermata). Jounral of Natural History 21:481-528

Parent taxon: Neoasteroidea according to D. B. Blake et al. 2017

See also Blake 1989, Blake and Hagdorn 2003 and Villier et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Migmasteridae, Pentasteria (Archastropecten) hastingiae, Surculifera, Valvatacea

Subtaxa: Terminaster Trichasteropsida

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Jurassic of Belgium (1 collection), France (2), Germany (1), Luxembourg (1), Switzerland (1)

• Triassic of Germany (19), Italy (1)

Total: 26 collections including 29 occurrences

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