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Hypophiura

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

Taxonomy
Hypophiura was named by Jaekel (1923). It is not extant. It was considered monophyletic by Dean Shackleton (2005).

It was synonymized subjectively with Hallaster by Spencer and Wright (1966).

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1923Hypophiura Jaekel
2005Hypophiura Dean Shackleton p. 85

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
orderOegophiurida
suborderLysophiurina()
familyProtasteridae
genusHypophiura

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 2005Lateral ridge on adambulacrals central in position.