Family Poraniidae Perrier 1893 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Poraniidae

Full reference: E. Perrier. 1893. Traité de Zoologie. Librairie S. Savy, Paris 1(2):1-864

Parent taxon: Valvatida according to D. B. Blake et al. 2017

See also Blake 1989, Gale 1987, Gale 2011, Hess 1972, Mah and Blake 2012, Perrier 1893 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Acanthasteridae, Archasteridae, Arthraster, Asteriaceros, Asterinidae, Asterodiscididae, Asteropseidae, Chaetasteridae, Ganeriidae, Geinitzaster, Goniasteridae, Goniasteroidea, Granulosina, Leptaster, Mithrodiidae, Odontasteridae, Ophidiasteridae, Oreasteridae, Pycinasteridae, Sphaerasteridae, Stauranderasteridae, Tumulosina

Subtaxa: Noriaster Sphaeriaster

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Switzerland (1 collection)

• Triassic of Italy (1), Slovenia (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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