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Denebia americana

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Ophidiasteridae

Taxonomy
Pentaceros americanus was named by Adkins (1920). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Texas Christian University, Holotype TCU 1080.

It was recombined as Denebia americana by Blake and Reid (1998) and Gale (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Pentaceros americanus Adkins pp. 99-101 figs. pl. 7, fig. 1-3
1928Pentaceros americanus Adkins p. 266 figs. pl. 21, fig. 8
1948Pentaceros americanus Durham and Roberts p. 432
1998Denebia americana Blake and Reid pp. 519-523 figs. fig. 5.13-15; fig. 6.1.6
2011Denebia americana Gale p. 59

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyOphidiasteridae
genusDenebia
speciesamericana()

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
D. B. Blake and R. Reid 1998Same as for the genus, by monotypy