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Compsaster formosus

Asteroidea - Compsasteridae

Taxonomy
Compsaster formosus was named by Worthen and Miller (1883). Its type specimen is Holotype IGS2476, Illinois State Geological Survey and is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Compsaster.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1883Compsaster formosus Worthen and Miller p. 327 figs. pl. 31 fig. 2
1915Compsaster formosus Schuchert p. 192 figs. pl. 31 figs. 1, 2
2002Compsaster formosus Blake pp. 364-366 figs. fig. 1B, B, D, F, 2A-E

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
familyCompsasteridae
genusCompsaster
speciesformosus

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
No diagnoses are available