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Pycinaster magnificus

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Pycinasteridae

Taxonomy
Pycinaster magnificus was named by Spencer (1913). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge, holotype B.34647.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1850Pentetagonaster dutemplei d'Orbigny p. 124
1913Pycinaster magnificus Spencer p. 125 figs. pl. 11, fig. 14-15
1915Pycinaster magnificus Valette pp. 41-43 figs. fig. 14
1971Pycinaster magnificus Schulz and Weitschat pp. 123-126 figs. fig. 3; pl. 26, fig. 8-19
1985Pycinaster magnificus Breton p. 430
1987Pycinaster magnificus Wright and Smith p. 216 figs. pl. 47, fig. 1-2
1988Pycinaster magnificus Breton p. 25
1992Pycinaster magnificus Breton pp. 125-126
1997Pycinaster magnificus Breton p. 138
2000Pycinaster magnificus Jagt pp. 433-434 figs. pl. 22, fig. 13-14, 17-21; pl. 23, fig. 3
2000Pycinaster magnificus Neumann p. 67 figs. fig. 2

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyPycinasteridae()
genusPycinaster
speciesmagnificus

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
M. G. Schulz and W. Weitschat 1971Large species. Superomarginal of the disc tall comparatively to that P. crassus, height nearly twice as width, slightly cuneate with abactinal side domed. Median inferomarginal high, rectangular with vertical external face. Marginal plate almost smooth or with very discrete granule pits.