Subfamily Pseudarchasterinae Sladen 1889 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Alternative spelling: Pseudarchasteridae

Full reference: W. P. Sladen. 1889. The Asteroidea. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger 1873-1876, Zoology 30:1-935

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to M.K. Eagle 1999

See also Blake and Jagt 2005, Mah and Blake 2012, Sladen 1889 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, Fomalhautia, Forbesiaster, Fredaster, Galbaster, Goniasterinae, Haccourtaster, Hessaster, Hippasteria, Hippasteriinae, Huroeaster, Leptogonium, Marocaster, Mastaster, Mediaster, Metopaster, Miopentagonaster, Nehalemia, Noviaster, Nymphaster, Ocalaster, Ogmaster, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Pseudarchaster Skiaster

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Alaska)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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