Subfamily Comatellinae Summers et al. 2014 (crinoid)

Crinoidea - Comatulida - Comatulidae

Full reference: M. M. Summers, G. G. Messing, and G. W. Rouse. 2014. Phylogeny of Comatulidae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comatulida): A new classification and an assessment of morphological characters for crinoid taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 80:319-339

Parent taxon: Comatulidae according to M. M. Summers et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Comatulinae, Sievertsella, Capillasterinae, Comatilia, Comasterinae, Comatulides, Phanogeniinae, Rowemissia

Subtaxa: Alloeocomatella Davidaster Nemaster

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Type: Alloeocomatella

Ecology: facultatively mobile intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Sue Point Reef (Quaternary of Bahamas)

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