†subfamily Paleobenthopectininae Blake 1984 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Notomyotida - Benthopectinidae

Full reference: D. B. Blake. 1984. The Benthopectinidae (Asteroidea: Echinodermata) of the Jurassic of Switzerland. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae 77(3):631-647

Parent taxon: Benthopectinidae according to D. B. Blake 1984

Sister taxa: Benthopectininae, Cheiraster, Jurapecten

Subtaxa: Alkaidia

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (7: Texas collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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