Family Odontasteridae Verrill 1899 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Odontasteridae

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: Valvatida according to D. B. Blake 1989

See also Gale 1987, Gale 2011, Mah and Blake 2012, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Verrill 1899

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

Subtaxa: Odontaster

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Moewaka Quarry, locality G.S. 5037 (Jurassic of New Zealand)

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