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Girvanaster sculptus

Asteroidea - Hudsonasteridae

Taxonomy
Girvanaster sculptus was named by Spencer (1916). Its type specimen is Lectotype BMNH E52539 and is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Girvanaster.

It was recombined as Protopalaeaster sculptus by Owen (1965).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1916Girvanaster sculptus Spencer pp. 70-72 figs. fig. 34, 35; pl. 2 fig. 7; pl. 3 fig. 6
1965Protopalaeaster sculptus Owen p. 568
1966Girvanaster sculptus Spencer and Wright p. U50 figs. fig. 47a-b
2005Girvanaster sculptus Dean Shackleton p. 100 figs. pl. 6 fig. 3, 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
familyHudsonasteridae
genusGirvanaster
speciessculptus

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