Smithiaster Barras 2007 (sea urchin)

Echinoidea - Holasteroida

Full reference: C. G. Barras. 2007. Phylogeny of the Jurassic to Early Cretaceous ‘disasteroid’ echinoids (Echinoidea; Echinodermata) and the origins of spatangoids and holasteroids. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 5(2):133-161

Parent taxon: Holasteroida according to C. G. Barras 2007

Sister taxa: Calymnidae, Cardabia, Cardiasterina, Coraster, Corechinus, Coryslus, Corystus, Echinocorythidae, Eoholaster, Galeola, Giraliaster, Habanaster, Hemipneustidae, Holasteridae, Huttonechinus, Labrotaxis, Menuthiaster, Nordenskjoeldaster, Physaster, Pomaster, Pseudholaster, Pseudholasteridae, Seunaster, Spatagoides, Stenonasteridae, Turanglaster, Urechinina

Subtaxa: Smithiaster loryi

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Type: Dysaster loryi

Ecology: semi-infaunal detritivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Smithiaster in the database

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