Family Goniopectinidae Verrill 1899 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Goniopectinidae

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: Paxillosida according to D. B. Blake 1989

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

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

Subtaxa: Chrispaulia

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Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), the United Kingdom (4)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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