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Diplozonina (disused)

Asteroidea - Paxillosida

Taxonomy
Diplozonina was named by Spencer and Wright (1966). It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Gale (1987).

It was assigned to Paxillosida by Spencer and Wright (1966), Hess (1972) and Gale (1987).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Diplozonina Spencer and Wright p. U45
1972Diplozonina Hess p. 7
1987Diplozonina Gale p. 124

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderPaxillosida
suborderDiplozonina
suborderDiplozonina

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
W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966Regular double rows of marginal; aboral skeleton typically of true paxillae but early forms may have granular tessellate plates; superambulacral plates present. Tube feet pointed, without sucking discs; ampulae double.