Family Brisingidae Sars 1875 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Forcipulatida - Brisingidae

Full reference: G.O. Sars. 1875. On some remarkable forms of animal life from the great deeps off the Norvegian coast. 2 - Researches on the structure and affinities of teh genus Brisinga, based on the study of a new specis B. coronata. University Thesis, Christiania 1-111

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

See also Fisher 1928, Gale 1987, Gale 2011, Mah and Blake 2012 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Brisingasteridae, Freyellidae, Hymenodiscidae, Odinellidae

Subtaxa: Brisingella

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Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder-deposit feeder

Distribution: found only at Tokai, Chita Peninsula (Miocene of Japan)

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