Sucia Blake 1973 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Full reference: D. B. Blake. 1973. Ossicle morphology of some recent asteroids and description of some West American fossil asteroids. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 104:1-59

Parent taxon: Goniasteridae according to D. B. Blake 1973

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Bugarachaster, Buterminaster, Caletaster, Calliaster, Calliderma, Capellia, Cenomanaster, Ceramaster, Chomataster, Cladaster, Codellaster, Comptonia, Comptoniaster, Cottreauaster, Crateraster, Cymbaster, Fayoumaster, Fomalhautia, Forbesiaster, Fredaster, Galbaster, Goniasterinae, Haccourtaster, Hessaster, Hippasteria, Hippasteriinae, Huroeaster, Leptogonium, Marocaster, Mastaster, Mediaster, Metopaster, Miopentagonaster, Nehalemia, Noviaster, Nymphaster, Ocalaster, Ogmaster, Ophryaster, Oyenaster, Pachyaster, Paragonaster, Parametopaster, Peltaster, Pentetagonaster, Pseudarchasterinae, Pulcinellaster, Spenceraster, Talecaster, Teichaster, Tesselaster, Tomidaster, Tosia, Tylasteria

Subtaxa: Sucia suavis

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Type: Sucia suavis

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore

Distribution: found only at Asteroidea, Late Cretaceous, Sucia Island (Cretaceous of Washington)

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