Promopalaeaster Schuchert 1914 (sea star)

Asteroidea

Synonym: Anorthaster Schuchert 1915

Full reference: C. Schuchert. 1914. Fossilium Catalogus. 1: Animalia, pars 3, Stelleroidea palaeozoica. W. Junk, Berlin 1-53

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to J. Dean Shackleton 2005

See also Owen 1965, Schuchert 1914, Schuchert 1915, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer 1916 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Ambuloasteroidea, Arthrasteridae, Cryptozonia, Eriaster, Euasteroidea, Euaxosida, Fandasteridae, Hemizonida, Hudsonasteridae, Kermasida, Lepidasteridae, Neopalaeasteridae, Omanasteridae, Petraster, Phanerozoma, Phanerozonida, Platyasterida, Pleiadeaster, Pleuraster, Promopalaeasteridae, Protasteracanthion, Pustulosida, Spinulosacea, Trichotaster, Uranasteridae

Subtaxa: Anorthaster miamiensis Promopalaeaster bellulus Promopalaeaster dyeri Promopalaeaster elizae Promopalaeaster exculptus Promopalaeaster granulosus Promopalaeaster magnificus Promopalaeaster meridionalis Promopalaeaster prenuntius Promopalaeaster speciosus Promopalaeaster spinulosus Promopalaeaster wilsoni Promopalaeaster wykoffi

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Type: Palaeaster granulosa

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Devonian of Argentina (1 collection)

• Silurian of Canada (3: Ontario)

• Ordovician of Canada (1: Quebec), United States (21: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania)

Total: 26 collections including 28 occurrences

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