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Silicaster

Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Calliasterellidae

Taxonomy
Silicaster was named by Kesling (1969). It is not extant. Its type is Silicaster esseri.

It was assigned to Calliasterellidae by Kesling (1969).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1969Silicaster Kesling p. 255

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
orderPlatyasterida
suborderUractinina()
familyCalliasterellidae()
genusSilicaster

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 1969Calliasterellinae with rather extensive adradial and central papular areas containing scattered irregular small accessory ossicles.