Sclerasterias Perrier 1891 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida - Asteriidae

Full reference: E. Perrier. 1891. Sur les stellérides recueillis dans le golfe de Gascogne, aux Açores et à la Terre Neuve pendant les campagnes scientifiques du Yacht l'Hirondelle. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris 112(21):1225-1228

Parent taxon: Asteriidae according to E. Perrier 1891

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Asteriinae, Cretasterias, Dermasterinae, Germanasterias, Hystrixasterias, Pegaster, Savignasterias

Subtaxa: Sclerasterias zinsmeisteri

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Seymour Island, La Meseta Fm. (Eocene to Eocene of Antarctica)

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