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Protasteridae

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1889Protasteridae Miller p. 216
1899Taeniasteridae Gregory
1899Palaeophiomyxidae Stürtz p. 202
1915Protasteridae Schuchert pp. 215-216
1934Protasteridae Spencer pp. 448-456
1957Protasteridae Lehmann pp. 42-43
1965Protasteridae Owen p. 549
1966Protasteridae Spencer and Wright p. U87
1983Protasteridae Haude and Thomas p. 124
1986Protasteridae Hammann and Schmincke p. 56
1993Protasteridae Hotchkiss p. 64
1999Protasteridae Jell and Theron p. 174
2001Protasteridae Boczarowski p. 21
2005Protasteridae Dean Shackleton p. 84
2007Protasteridae Hunter et al. p. 80

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

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
J. Dean Shackleton 2005Ambulacral ossicles alternating by up to half an ossicle length; perradial suture straight; adambulacral groove spines broaden towards the tip (i.e. paddle-shaped); longitudinal ridge for groove spines raised and curved; adambulacral vertical spines of greater length than adambulacrals.