Family Luidiidae Sladen 1889 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Luidiidae

Full reference: W. P. Sladen. 1889. The Asteroidea. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger 1873-1876, Zoology 30:1-935

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

See also Blake 1987, Gale 1987, Gale 2011, Mah and Blake 2012 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Astropectinidae, Cribellina, Ctenodiscidae, Diplozonina, Goniopectinidae, Notomyotina, Porcellanasteridae

Subtaxa: Luidia

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Type: Luidia

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene of United States (3: California, Florida)

• Miocene of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 5 collections including 7 occurrences

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