Clade Velatida Perrier 1893 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Velatida

Full reference: E. Perrier. 1893. Traité de Zoologie. Librairie S. Savy, Paris 1(2):1-864

Parent taxon: Spinulosida according to A. S. Gale 2011

See also Blake 1989, Hess 1972, Mah and Blake 2012 and Perrier 1893

Sister taxa: Echinasteridae, Eugnathina, Leptognathina, Plumasteridae

Subtaxa: Caymanostellidae Decacuminaster Korethrasteridae Myxasteridae Plesiastropecten Pterasteridae Solasteridae Tropidasteridae Xandarosaster

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1 collection), Germany (1)

• Jurassic of France (4), Switzerland (3), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 10 collections including 12 occurrences

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