Heliaster Gray 1840 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida - Heliasteridae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1840. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma Asterias (Linn.). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6:275-290

Parent taxon: Heliasteridae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Gale 2011, Sepkoski 2002 and Viguier 1878

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Heliaster microbrachius

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Pliocene of United States (2: Florida collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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