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Eopentaroida (disused)

Eopentaroida

Taxonomy
Eopentaroida was named by Dean Shackleton (2005). It is not extant. It was considered monophyletic by Dean Shackleton (2005).

It was assigned to Asterozoa by Dean Shackleton (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Eopentaroida Dean Shackleton p. 71

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
orderEopentaroida
orderEopentaroida

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 2005Ambulacral proximal podial flange with tongue overlapping distal flange; transverse contact of adjacent ambulacrals overlapping; perradial bars of ambulacrals in oral view end in rounded tongues; inferomarginal ossicles bear spines; madreporite in contact with inferomarginal ossicle; actinal ossicles stellate and aligned; bucal slits present; dental plate absent.