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Strataster wrighti

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

Taxonomy
Drepanaster wrighti was named by Kesling (1970). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Holotype UMMP 57497.

It was recombined as Strataster wrighti by Hotchkiss (1993).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1970Drepanaster wrighti Kesling pp. 75-76 figs. pls. 1, 2
1993Strataster wrighti Hotchkiss p. 66

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

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
F. H. C. Hotchkiss 1993Carinal spines (inferred from sockets) begin their series midway between center and edge of disc, extend onto the arms, and number about five in the space of four ambulacrals. The carinal spines are not erect, and are not fused to the upper arm plates. The splay of the uppermost vertical spines nearly doubles the overall arm width so that it nearly equals the disc radius. Aboral surface of disc ornamented with granules and with few scattered spines (presence inferred from
sockets). Oral interradii with numerous spines.