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Michiganaster

Asteroidea - Lepidasteridae

Taxonomy
Michiganaster was named by Kesling (1971). It is not extant.

It was assigned to Lepidasteridae by Kesling (1971).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Michiganaster Kesling p. 254

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
familyLepidasteridae
genusMichiganaster

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 1971Arms numerous, mouth area large, interbrachial areas small. Free arms aborally bearing very large Smm and small RR without intervening adradial papular areas. Admm very large, oblong, thick. Ambb arched within arm. MAPP long, slender, keeled. Disk with distinct plates loosely fitted.