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Aganasteridae

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Aganasteridae

Taxonomy
Aganasteridae was named by Stürtz (1899). It is not extant. Its type is Aganaster.

It was synonymized subjectively with Ophiurinidae by Owen (1965); it was reranked as the subfamily Aganasterinae by Spencer and Wright (1966).

It was assigned to Streptophiurae by Schuchert (1915); to Ophiuroidea by Spencer (1925); to Ophiuricae by Lehmann (1957); to Ophiuridae by Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Chilophiurina by Jell (1997).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1899Aganasteridae Stürtz
1915Aganasteridae Schuchert p. 263
1925Aganasteridae Spencer pp. 283-284
1957Aganasteridae Lehmann p. 74
1966Aganasterinae Spencer and Wright p. U93
1997Aganasteridae Jell p. 312

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
orderOphiurida()
suborderChilophiurina()
familyAganasteridae
familyAganasteridae

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