Family Porcellanasteridae Sladen 1883 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Porcellanasteridae

Full reference: W. P. Sladen. 1883. The Asteroidea of the H.M.S. Challenger expedition. Preliminary report. 2 - Astropectinidae. Journal of the Linnean Society of London 17:214-269

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

See also Fisher 1911, Gale 1987, Gale 2011, Mah and Blake 2012 and Spencer and Wright 1966

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

Subtaxa: Paleoctenodiscus

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Ecology: semi-infaunal deposit feeder

Distribution: found only at Asteroidea, Turbidite bed, Baja California (Cretaceous of Mexico)

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