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Villebrunaster thorali

Somasteroidea - Chinianasteridae

Taxonomy
Villebrunaster thorali was named by Spencer (1951). It is not extant. Its type specimen is University of Montpellier, France. It is the type species of Villebrunaster.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1951Villebrunaster thorali Spencer p. 94 figs. pl. 2, fig. 30-31
1963Ampullaster ubaghsi Fell p. 145 figs. fig. 1; pl. 1
1965Villebrunaster thorali Owen p. 543
1966Ampullaster ubaghsi Spencer and Wright p. U41 figs. fig. 40.1
1966Villebrunaster thorali Spencer and Wright p. U41 figs. Figs. 8, 39.1
2005Villebrunaster thorali Dean Shackleton p. 64 figs. figs. 2B, 6; pl. 3 figs 6, 7

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classSomasteroidea()
familyChinianasteridae
genusVillebrunaster
speciesthorali

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 2005As for the genus, by monotypy