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Mastigactis aranea

Ophiuroidea - Encrinasteridae

Taxonomy
Eugasterella aranea was named by Ruedemann (1916). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Holotype NYSM. It is the type species of Mastigactis.

It was recombined as Mastigactis aranea by Spencer (1930), Owen (1965), Spencer and Wright (1966) and Dean Shackleton (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1916Eugasterella aranea Ruedemann pp. 57-58 figs. pl. 15 fig. 1; pl. 16 figs. 1-4
1930Mastigactis aranea Spencer pp. 427-428 figs. fig. 275A, 275B; pl. 28 figs. 5-8
1965Mastigactis aranea Owen p. 553
1966Mastigactis aranea Spencer and Wright pp. U86-87 figs. fig. 74.5a-b
2005Mastigactis aranea Dean Shackleton pp. 81-82

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

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 2005As for genus, by monotypy