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Teichaster favosus retiformis

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Taxonomy
Teichaster favosus retiformis was named by Spencer (1913). It is not extant.

It was recombined as Teichaster retiformis by BrĂ¼nnich-Nielsen (1943), Rasmussen (1950), Rasmussen (1972) and Rasmussen (1979).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1913Teichaster favosus retiformis Spencer p. 122 figs. pl. 12, fig. 17, 19
1943Teichaster retiformis BrĂ¼nnich-Nielsen pp. 55-56 figs. fig. 10; pl. 3, fig. 18-19
1950Teichaster retiformis Rasmussen pp. 71-72 figs. fig. 6; pl. 10, fig. 5
1972Teichaster retiformis Rasmussen p. 50 figs. pl. 2, fig. 1-2
1979Teichaster retiformis Rasmussen p. 70

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyGoniasteridae
genusTeichaster
speciesfavosus()
subspeciesretiformis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
H. W. Rasmussen 1950A Teichaster whose superomarginals are tall, slightly tumid and can be slightly wedge-shaped (longer above than below). The free abactinal lateral surface slopes envely. The median inferomarginals in the adult are very large, broad, and with a very compact appearance. The ornamentation is composed of large, uniform, closely placed spine-pits, which cover the whole surface.