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Alepidaster miamiensis Miller 1882 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 128776

Alternative combination: Protaster miamiensis

Full reference: S. A. Miller. 1882. Description of three new species and remarks upon others. Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History 5(3):116-117

Belongs to Alepidaster according to C. Schuchert 1915

Sister taxa: Taeniaster armoricanus, Taeniaster elegans, Taeniaster ibericus, Taeniaster spinosus, Palaeophiomyxa grandis, Alepidaster granuliferus, Alepidaster flexuosus

Type specimen: Holotype USMN 40886

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder