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Ophioxenikos langenheimi

Somasteroidea - Chinianasteridae

Taxonomy
Ophioxenikos langenheimi was named by Blake and Guensburg (1993). It is not extant. Its type specimen is University of Illinois, Holotype UI X-4751. It is the type species of Ophioxenikos.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Ophioxenikos langenheimi Blake and Guensburg pp. 109-110 figs. figs 2.1-2.3, 2.5, 3
2005Ophioxenikos langenheimi Dean Shackleton p. 71 figs. pl. 3 fig. 5

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

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 T. E. Guensburg 1993Same as genus, by monotypy
J. Dean Shackleton 2005Metataxon, because of unknown dorsal surface