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Thoralaster spiculiformis

Somasteroidea - Chinianasteridae

Taxonomy
Thoralaster spiculiformis was named by Dean Shackleton (2005). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Holotype FSL 168 697, paratype FSL 1879 564. Its type locality is Layer F, Saint-Chinian, Montagne Noire, which is in a Tremadocian deep subtidal shelf claystone/siltstone in the Saint-Chinian Formation of France. It is the type species of Thoralaster.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Thoralaster spiculiformis Dean Shackleton p. 68

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classSomasteroidea()
familyChinianasteridae
genusThoralaster
speciesspiculiformis

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 2005Same as for the genus, by monotypy