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Geinitzaster decoratus

Asteroidea - Valvatida

Taxonomy
Oreaster decoratus was named by Geinitz (1871). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Staatlisches Museum Dresden, SAK 6454-6458. It is the type species of Geinitzaster.

It was recombined as Geinitzaster decoratus by Zitt (2005) and Villier (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1871Oreaster decoratus Geinitz pp. 88-89 figs. pl. 22, fig. 26-33; pl. 23, fig. 1-5
2005Geinitzaster decoratus Zitt p. 320 figs. figs. 2-9
2010Geinitzaster decoratus Villier p. 719

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

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