Differs from Sternotaxis in having biserial plastron plating rather than uniserial plating, and in lacking a marginal fasciole. Cibaster and Offaster differ primarily by possessing a marginal fasciole and a better developed anterior sulcus. Crassiholaster has a much thicker test, smaller, more anterior peristome opening into a shallow frontal groove, and more rounded lower surface but is otherwise identical in plate architecture.
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