Pseudarchaster Sladen 1889 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: W. P. Sladen. 1889. The Asteroidea. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger 1873-1876, Zoology 30:1-935

Parent taxon: Pseudarchasterinae according to M.K. Eagle 1999

See also Clark and Downey 1992, Sepkoski 2002, Sladen 1889 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxon: Skiaster

Subtaxa: Pseudarchaster discus Pseudarchaster motutaraensis Pseudarchaster portlandicus

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Type: Pentagonaster discus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Alaska)

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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