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Aulactis orthopeda

Ophiuroidea - Stenasteridae

Taxonomy
Aulactis orthopeda was named by Spencer (1930). Its type specimen is Holotype BGS GSM 25342 and is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Aulactis.

It was corrected as Aulactis orthopaeda by Spencer (1940).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Aulactis orthopeda Spencer figs. pl. 28 fig. 9
1940Aulactis orthopaeda Spencer pp. 504-506 figs. fig. 330
1965Aulactis orthopeda Owen p. 551
2005Aulactis orthopeda Dean Shackleton p. 80 figs. pl. 1 fig. 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
familyStenasteridae
genusAulactis
speciesorthopeda

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 genus, by monotypy