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Arkonasteridae (disused)

Asteroidea - Arkonasteridae

Taxonomy
Arkonasteridae was named by Kesling (1982). It is not extant.

It was assigned to Eugnathina by Kesling (1982).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Arkonasteridae Kesling p. 86

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Spinulosida()
suborderEugnathina
familyArkonasteridae
familyArkonasteridae

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
R. V. Kesling 1982Multi-armed starfish of the suborder Eugnathina having only RR (carinal plates) on aboral sides of the arms. No superomarginals or inferomarginals present. MAPP very large, spoon-shaped, with shallow but distinct grooves aborally for nerve- and water-rings. Mouth frame of adambulacral type, strongly constructed. No axillary plates associated with MAPP. Madreporite aboral, very large and well developed. Pedicellariae atop arms and disk.