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Archophiactinidae

Somasteroidea - Goniactinida - Archophiactinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1927Archophiactinidae Spencer
1965Archophiactinidae Owen p. 543
1966Archophiactinidae Spencer and Wright p. U41
1989Archophiathinidae Blake p. 212

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classSomasteroidea()
orderGoniactinida
familyArchophiactinidae
familyArchophiactinidae

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
W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966Adaxial skeleton reduced to adambulacrals only. No buccal slits.