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Ophiopolytretus aethus

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Lapworthuridae

Taxonomy
Ophiopolytretus aethus was named by Webster et al. (1999). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Holotype DMNH 16044, paratypes DMNH 16046, 16048, 16049, 16092, 16095, 16097, 16.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1999Ophiopolytretus aethus Webster et al. p. 483 figs. 10.1-10.6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classOphiuroidea
orderOegophiurida
suborderZeugophiurina()
familyLapworthuridae
genusOphiopolytretus
speciesaethus

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
G. D. Webster et al. 1999Same as for the genus, by monotypy