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Neopalaeaster crawfordsvillensis

Asteroidea - Neopalaeasteridae

Taxonomy
Palaeaster crawfordsvillensis was named by Miller (1880). Its type specimen is Holotype USNM 60607 and is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Neopalaeaster.

It was recombined as Neopalaeaster crawfordsvillensis by Schuchert (1915) and Blake and Elliott (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Palaeaster crawfordsvillensis Miller p. 256 figs. pl. 15 fig. 3
1889Palaeaster crawfordsvillensis Miller p. 265 figs. fig. 379
1915Neopalaeaster crawfordsvillensis Schuchert pp. 136-137 figs. pl. 13 fig. 5, pl. 23 fig. 4
2003Neopalaeaster crawfordsvillensis Blake and Elliott p. 481 figs. 3.1-3.3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
familyNeopalaeasteridae
genusNeopalaeaster
speciescrawfordsvillensis()

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 2003As for the genus, by monotypy