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Platanaster ordovicus

Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Palasteriscidae

Taxonomy
Platanaster ordovicus was named by Spencer (1919). Its type specimen is Holotype GSM 8238 and is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Platanaster.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1919Platanaster ordovicus Spencer pp. 171-176 figs. figs. 114-118, 120, 121; pl. 14 fig. 1-3
1965Platanaster ordovicus Owen p. 559
1966Platanaster ordovicus Spencer and Wright p. U42 figs. figs. 12.1, 41.1a-b, 42.1
1994Platanaster ordovicus Blake pp. 123-134 figs. figs. 1-4
1999Platanaster ordovicus Dean p. 242 figs. fig. 6
2005Platanaster ordovicus Dean Shackleton p. 95

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
orderPlatyasterida
familyPalasteriscidae
genusPlatanaster
speciesordovicus

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