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Odontaster priscus

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Odontasteridae

Taxonomy
Odontaster priscus was named by Fell (1954). It is not extant. Its type specimen is New Zealand Geological Survey, Holotype EC 184.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1954Odontaster priscus Fell pp. 817-819 figs. fig. 1, 2
1966Odontaster priscus Spencer and Wright p. U55
2011Odontaster priscus Gale p. 62

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyOdontasteridae
genusOdontaster
speciespriscus

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. B. Fell 1954Small size (R=11 mm, r=3.5 mm). Disc stellate, tapering evenly into the arms. Distal part of the arm is apparently acuminate. A ring of five pairs of large, elliptical skeletal plates surrounds the mouth, one pair at the proximal end of each ambulacral series. Each plate is about 1 mm. in length, with the major axis directed radially, and better preserved ones have the upper surface concavely excavate and traversed by three or four transverse ridges.