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Protarthrasteridae

Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Protarthrasteridae

Taxonomy
Protarthrasterinae was named by Spencer (1918). Its type is Protarthraster.

It was reranked as the family Protarthrasteridae by Blake (1989).

It was assigned to Arthrasteridae by Spencer (1918) and Owen (1965); to Calliasterellidae by Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Uractinida by Blake (1989).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1918Protarthrasterinae Spencer p. 164
1965Protarthrasterinae Owen p. 566
1966Protarthrasterinae Spencer and Wright p. U74
1989Protarthrasteridae Blake p. 213

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
orderPlatyasterida
suborderUractinina()
familyProtarthrasteridae()
familyProtarthrasteridae()

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
No diagnoses are available