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Hudsonaster ordovicus

Asteroidea - Hudsonasteridae

Taxonomy
Belaster ordovicus was named by Spencer (1916). Its type specimen is Holotype BMNH E52416a,b and is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Belaster.

It was recombined as Protopalaeaster ordovicus by Spencer (1950) and Owen (1965); it was recombined as Hudsonaster ordovicus by Dean Shackleton (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1916Belaster ordovicus Spencer pp. 73-75 figs. fig. 36; pl. 2 fig. 6; pl. 3 fig. 3, 4
1950Protopalaeaster ordovicus Spencer p. 405
1965Protopalaeaster ordovicus Owen p. 568
2005Hudsonaster ordovicus Dean Shackleton pp. 101-102 figs. fig. 12

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