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Stauranderaster speculum

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae

Taxonomy
Stauranderaster speculum was named by Brünnich-Nielsen (1943). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Geological Museum, Copenhagen.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1943Stauranderaster speculum Brünnich-Nielsen p. 64 figs. pl. 4, fig. 36
1950Stauranderaster speculum Rasmussen p. 89 figs. pl. 10, fig. 36
1979Stauranderaster speculum Rasmussen p. 70

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyStauranderasteridae
genusStauranderaster
speciesspeculum

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
H. W. Rasmussen 1950A Stauranderaster which has had ossicles of a peculiar irregular outline, 'breastplate-shaped'. The outer surface of the ossicle has formed a small smooth projecting portion.