Family Benthopectinidae Verrill 1899 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Notomyotida - Benthopectinidae

Full reference: A. E. Verrill. 1899. Revision of certain genera and species of starfishes with description of new forms. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 10:145-234

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

See also Blake and Jagt 2005, Gale 1987, Gale 2011, Gale 2011, Ludwig 1910, Mah and Blake 2012, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Villier 2008

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Benthopectininae Cheiraster Jurapecten Paleobenthopectininae

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Type: Benthopecten

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore-deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (3), France (2), the Netherlands (1), United States (7: Texas)

• Jurassic of France (1), Poland (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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