Tethyaster Sladen 1889 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

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: Astropectinidae according to G. Breton 1995

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Sladen 1889

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

Subtaxa: Tethyaster albertensis Tethyaster guerangeri Tethyaster jurassicus

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (2 collections)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), France (1)

• Jurassic of United States (2: Utah)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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