†order Goniactinida Spencer 1951

Somasteroidea - Goniactinida

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1951. Early Palaeozoic starfish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, series B 235(B623):87-129

Parent taxon: Somasteroidea according to D. B. Blake and T. E. Guensburg 1993

See also Blake 1989, Owen 1965, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Archegonaster, Archegonasteridae, Catervaparmaster, Chinianasteridae, Hadrosida

Subtaxa: Archophiactinidae Catervaparmasteridae

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Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Goniactinida in the database

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