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Encrinasteridae

Ophiuroidea - Encrinasteridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1899Aspidosomatidae Gregory p. 351
1914Encrinasteridae Schuchert
1915Encrinasteridae Schuchert p. 241
1965Encrinasteridae Owen p. 552
1966Encrinasteridae Spencer and Wright p. U83
1978Encrinasteridae Harper and Morris p. 155
1997Encrinasteridae Jell p. 309
1999Encrinasteridae Jell and Theron p. 163
2005Encrinasteridae Dean Shackleton p. 81

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
familyEncrinasteridae
familyEncrinasteridae

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 2005Narrow transverse groove crossing distal region of ambulacral perradial ridge; groove spines short and square; loss of vertical spines; broad longitudinal groove crossing lateral region of arms; first and second buccal pores closely spaced, with proximal pore slightly more aboral in position; adambulacrals attach to interradial lateral surface of mouth angle plates; most proximal radial adambulacral partially obscuring podial basin; loss of radial oral spines.