Cholaster Worthen and Miller 1883 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: A. H. Worthen and S.A. Miller. 1883. Class Echinodermata. Geology and Paleontology. Geological Survey of Illinois, H.W. Rokker, Spingfield 7:327-338

Parent taxon: Ophiurinae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Schuchert 1915, Sepkoski 2002 and Worthen and Miller 1883

Sister taxa: Amphiophiura, Aspiduriella, Ophiocten, Ophiotitanos, Praeaplocoma

Subtaxa: Cholaster peculiaris

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Type: Cholaster peculiaris

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Cholaster in the database

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