Family Echinasteridae Verrill 1870 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Spinulosida - Echinasteridae

Full reference: A. E. Verrill. 1870. Notes on the Radiata in the Museum of Yale College, 3. On the geographical distribution of echinoderms of the Pacific Coast of America. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 1(2):323-351

Parent taxon: Spinulosida according to D. B. Blake 1989

See also Gale 1987, Mah and Blake 2012, Perrier 1884 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Eugnathina, Leptognathina, Plumasteridae, Velatida

Subtaxa: Echinaster Henricia

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Type: Echinaster

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-suspension feeder


• Cretaceous of Brazil (1 collection), Germany (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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