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Afraster scalariformis

Asteroidea - Pedicellasteridae

Taxonomy
Afraster scalariformis was named by Blake et al. (1996). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Holotype MNHN R 11573. Its type locality is Asteroidea, N'Golome Marl Fm, Pambala, which is in a Coniacian offshore marl in the N'Golome marl Formation of Angola. It is the type species of Afraster.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1996Afraster scalariformis Blake et al. pp. 184-187 figs. fig. 2

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Tripedicellaria
Forcipulatida()
familyPedicellasteridae
genusAfraster
speciesscalariformis

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
D. B. Blake et al. 1996Same as for the genus, by monotypy.