Astrocratis Blake and Sprinkle 1996 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Full reference: D. B. Blake and J. Sprinkle. 1996. Astrocratis acutispina, new genus and species, a new asteroid from the Late Cretaceous of Texas. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae 89(3):1311-1320

Parent taxon: Astropectinidae according to D. B. Blake and J. Sprinkle 1996

Sister taxa: Advenaster, Aldebarania, Astropecten, Astropectininae, Ctenophoraster, Dipsacaster, Eokainaster, Pentasteria, Persephonaster, Plutonaster, Prothrissacanthias, Riedaster, Tethyaster

Subtaxa: Astrocratis acutispina

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Type: Astrocratis acutispina

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Asteroidea, Pflugerville Fm, Little Walnut Creek (Cretaceous of Texas)

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