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Pycinasteridae

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Pycinasteridae

Taxonomy
Pycinasterinae was named by Spencer and Wright (1966). It is not extant. Its type is Pycinaster.

It was reranked as the family Pycinasteridae by Breton and Néraudeau (2008).

It was assigned to Goniasteridae by Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Valvatida by Breton and Néraudeau (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Pycinasterinae Spencer and Wright p. U59
2008Pycinasteridae Breton and Néraudeau p. 325

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

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