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Fandasteridae

Asteroidea - Fandasteridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Fandasteridae Blake and Elliott p. 486

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
familyFandasteridae
familyFandasteridae

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 D. R. Elliott 2003Primary circlet robust, enlarged relative to adjacent ossicles; interradials, radials nearly equisized, transversely elongate; "extraneous" or "x" ossicles not recognized. Carinals in double series, series discimilar; inferomarginals forming angular arm margin, adambulacrals inset, not part of arm margin. Axillaries absent; ambulacrals, adambulacrals paired. Podial pores absent in type.