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Chinianaster levyi

Somasteroidea - Chinianasteridae

Taxonomy
Chinianaster levyi was named by Thoral (1935). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Lectotype FSL 168691. Its type locality is Layer F, Saint-Chinian, Montagne Noire, which is in a Tremadocian deep subtidal shelf claystone/siltstone in the Saint-Chinian Formation of France. It is the type species of Chinianaster.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1935Chinianaster levyi Thoral
1951Chinianaster levyi Spencer p. 98 figs. 7, 8; pl. 2, fig. 32, 33; pl. 3, fig. 35
1965Chinianaster levyi Owen p. 543
1966Chinianaster levyi Spencer and Wright p. U39 figs. fig. 8.2, 13, 39.4
2005Chinianaster levyi Dean Shackleton p. 68 figs. figs 5, 12B; pl. 3 figs. 3, 4

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

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 2005As for the genus, by monotypy