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Asterias punctulata

Asteroidea - Asteriidae

Taxonomy
Asterias punctulata was named by Desmoulins (1832). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Museum of Bordeaux.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1832Asterias punctulata Desmoulins pp. 202-203 figs. pl. 2 fig. 7
1848Asterias punctulata Forbes p. 473
1925Asterias punctulata Valette pp. 177-178

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
RankNameAuthor
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Tripedicellaria
Forcipulatida()
familyAsteriidae
subfamilyAsteriinae
genusAsterias
speciespunctulata

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
A. Valette 1925Marginal large, wide. Profile nearly rectangular rounded at an angle. External face slightly convex. External face covered by fine and dense granular pits. Lateral faces lined by a widened margin. Intermarginal face angular suggesting alternating pattern of the two rows of marginals.