Ocalaster Blake and Portell 2009 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: D. B. Blake and R. W. Portell. 2009. Implications for the study of fossil Asteroidea (Echinodermata) of new genera and species from the Eocene of Florida. Journal of Paleontology 83(4):562-574

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to D. B. Blake and R. W. Portell 2009

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, Ogmaster, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Sucia, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Ocalaster seloyi Ocalaster timucum

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Type: Ocalaster timucum

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: found only at Dolime Quarry 01, Citrus County (Eocene of Florida)

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