Eokainaster Blake 1981 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Full reference: D. B. Blake. 1981. The new Jurassic sea star genus Eokainaster and comments on life habits and the origins of the modern Asteroidea. Journal of Paleontology 55(1):33-46

Parent taxon: Astropectinidae according to D. B. Blake 1981

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Advenaster, Aldebarania, Astrocratis, Astropecten, Astropectininae, Ctenophoraster, Dipsacaster, Pentasteria, Persephonaster, Plutonaster, Prothrissacanthias, Riedaster, Tethyaster

Subtaxa: Eokainaster pewei

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Type: Astropecten pewei

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Asteroidea, Red Water shale Mb, Carbon County (Jurassic of Wyoming)

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