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Furcasteridae

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Furcasteridae

Taxonomy
Furcasteridae was named by Stürtz (1899). It is not extant. Its type is Furcaster.

It was synonymized subjectively with Lapworthuridae by Schuchert (1915).

It was assigned to Ophiuroidea by Spencer (1925); to Zeugophiuricae by Lehmann (1957) and Owen (1965); and to Zeugophiurina by Spencer and Wright (1966), Haude and Thomas (1983) and Boczarowski (2001).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1899Furcasteridae Stürtz
1925Furcasteridae Spencer p. 312
1957Furcasteridae Lehmann pp. 62-63
1965Furcasteridae Owen p. 556
1966Furcasteridae Spencer and Wright p. U88
1983Furcasteridae Haude and Thomas p. 128
2001Furcasteridae Boczarowski p. 29

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
orderOegophiurida
suborderZeugophiurina()
familyFurcasteridae
familyFurcasteridae

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