Family Pedicellasteridae Perrier 1884 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida - Pedicellasteridae

Full reference: E. Perrier. 1884. Mémoire sur les étoiles de mer recueillies dans la mer des Antilles et le Golf du Mexique. Nouvelles Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 6(2):127-276

Parent taxon: Forcipulatida according to E. Perrier 1884

See also Mah and Blake 2012

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

Subtaxa: Afraster

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Asteroidea, N'Golome Marl Fm, Pambala (Cretaceous of Angola)

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