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Pseudarchasterinae

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Taxonomy
Pseudarchasterinae was named by Sladen (1889). It is extant.

It was reranked as the family Pseudarchasteridae by Mah and Blake (2012).

It was assigned to Archasteridae by Sladen (1889); to Goniasteridae by Spencer and Wright (1966), Eagle (1999) and Blake and Jagt (2005); and to Valvatida by Mah and Blake (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1889Pseudarchasterinae Sladen p. 109
1966Pseudarchasterinae Spencer and Wright p. U59
1999Pseudarchasterinae Eagle p. 551
2005Pseudarchasterinae Blake and Jagt p. 185
2012Pseudarchasteridae Mah and Blake p. 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyGoniasteridae
subfamilyPseudarchasterinae
subfamilyPseudarchasterinae

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
M.K. Eagle 1999Abactinal plates paxilliform or tabulate; superambulacra in rudimentary form; pedicellariae, if present, spinniform, fasciolar, or incipiently bivalved.