Pleiadeaster Webster et al. 1999 (sea star)

Asteroidea

Full reference: G. D. Webster, D. J. Hafley, D. B. Blake and A. Glass. 1999. Crinoids and Stelleroids (Echinodermata) from the Broken Rib Member, Dyer Formation (Late Devonian, Famennian) of the White River Plateau, Colorado. Journal of Paleontology 73(3):461-486

Parent taxon: Asteroidea according to G. D. Webster et al. 1999

Sister taxa: Ambuloasteroidea, Arthrasteridae, Cryptozonia, Eriaster, Euasteroidea, Euaxosida, Fandasteridae, Hemizonida, Hudsonasteridae, Kermasida, Lepidasteridae, Neopalaeasteridae, Omanasteridae, Petraster, Phanerozoma, Phanerozonida, Platyasterida, Pleuraster, Promopalaeaster, Promopalaeasteridae, Protasteracanthion, Pustulosida, Spinulosacea, Trichotaster, Uranasteridae

Subtaxa: Pleiadeaster inceptus

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at West of Bison Lake. White River Plateau (Devonian of Colorado)

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