Family Zoroasteridae Sladen 1889 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida - Zoroasteridae

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: Forcipulatida according to D. B. Blake 1989

See also Downey 1970, Gale 1987, Gale 2011, Mah and Blake 2012 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Asteriadina, Asteriidae, Brisingida, Heliasteridae, Labidiasteridae, Neomorphasteridae, Pedicellasteridae, Protothyraster, Stichasteridae, Terminasteridae

Subtaxa: Zoroaster

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Antarctica (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Morocco (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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