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Manfredaster concinnus

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

Taxonomy
Aspidaster concinnus was named by Breton (1978). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle du Havre, Holotype MHNH 2261. It was considered monophyletic by Breton (1978).

It was recombined as Manfredaster concinnus by Villier et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1978Aspidaster concinnus Breton pp. 16-20 figs. 11-12, pl. 1 fig. 2-4
2004Manfredaster concinnus Villier et al. p. 40

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyStauranderasteridae
genusManfredaster
speciesconcinnus()

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
G. Breton 1978Arms relatively long (R>2r). Architecture of the arm with rows of carinal, superomarginal, inferomarginal plates to the arm tip and a row of actinolateral reduced to the arm base. Carinal, superomarginal and inferomarginal plates in equal number. Localy, few intermarginal plates of reduced size. Superomarginal and radial plates notably wider than long in the larger part of the arm (l/L equals two). Inferomarginal, superomarginal and carinal plates low. External face of superomarginal plates slightly domed, with ornament of fine, dense granule pits. No raised central area differentiated.