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Taeniaster ibericus

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

Taxonomy
Taeniaster ibericus was named by Hammann and Schmincke (1986). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Museum of the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Madrid, Holotype S 587/2, par. Its type locality is Locality Al V, Fontanosas, which is in a Dobrotiva offshore mudstone in the Pizarras Guindo Formation of Spain.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Taeniaster ibericus Hammann and Schmincke pp. 62-71 figs. 4-10

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classOphiuroidea
orderOegophiurida
suborderLysophiurina()
familyProtasteridae
genusTaeniaster
speciesibericus

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
W. Hammann and S. Schmincke 1986A species of Taeniaster with the following characteristics. Disc: Marginal plates not present. Arms: Saddle-shaped dorsal surface of ambulacrals smooth. Boot-shaped ventral part of ambulacral with slender articulating nose; ratio length/width growing in distal direction from 0.8 to 3.6. Subcircular depression at ankle of boot not present. Shaft of boot without radial depression. Three vertical spines, slender, grooved. Six tighty arranged groove spines not expanded distally.