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Chinianasteridae

Somasteroidea - Chinianasteridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1951Chinianasteridae Spencer p. 93
1963Villebrunasteridae Fell
1965Chinianasteridae Owen p. 543
1966Chinianasteridae Spencer and Wright p. U39
1966Villebrunasteridae Spencer and Wright pp. U39-U40
1989Villebrunasteridae Blake p. 212
1993Chinianasteridae Blake and Guensburg p. 106
2005Chinianasteridae Dean Shackleton p. 64

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classSomasteroidea()
familyChinianasteridae
familyChinianasteridae

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
J. Dean Shackleton 2005Ambulacral perradial region forms tall roof sheating radial water vessel; adambulacral spines lost; inferomarginal length less than half length of ambulacrals; inferomarginals with prominent spikes; madreporite in contact with adambulacral plating; rod-like rectangular plates link main aboral plates.