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Lanthanaster cruciformis

Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Palasteriscidae

Taxonomy
Lanthanaster cruciformis was named by Branstrator (1972). Its type specimen is Holotype UCPM 6433 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Lanthanaster cruciformis type locality, Cincinnati, which is in an Ordovician marine horizon in Ohio. It is the type species of Lanthanaster.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1972Lanthanaster cruciformis Branstrator pp. 66-69 figs. pl. 1 fig. 1-2
2005Lanthanaster cruciformis Dean Shackleton p. 95

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
orderPlatyasterida
familyPalasteriscidae
genusLanthanaster
speciescruciformis

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