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Protaster salteri Salter and Sowerby 1845 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 128690

Alternative combination: Ophiura salteri

Synonym: Protaster groomi Sollas and Sollas 1912 (taxon 128687)

Full reference: J. W. Salter and J.C. Sowerby. 1845. In A. Sedgwick: On the Older Palaeozoic (Protozoic) rocks of North Wales. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, London 1:5-22

Belongs to Protaster according to W. K. Spencer 1934

Sister taxa: Protaster bicatenulata, Protaster groomi, Protaster piltonensis, Protaster sedgwickii, Protaster stellifer, Protaster ubaghsi, Bohemura granifer, Bohemura jahni, Urosoma hirudo

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