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Coulonia colei

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Taxonomy
Astropecten colei was named by Forbes (1852). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Museum of Practical Geology.

It was recombined as Cuneaster colei by Hess (1955); it was recombined as Coulonia colei by Rasmussen (1972) and Lewis (1993).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1852Astropecten colei Forbes p. 30 figs. pl. 4, fig. 3
1862Astropecten colei Dujardin and Hupé p. 430
1893Astropecten colei Sacco p. 745
1896Astropecten colei del Prato p. 47
1909Astropecten colei von Linstow p. 57
1937Astropecten colei Lehner p. 172
1955Cuneaster colei Hess p. 60
1972Coulonia colei Rasmussen pp. 41-44 figs. pl. 3, fig. 9-15; pl. 11, fig. 2-3; pl. 12, fig. 1-2
1993Coulonia colei Lewis p. 52

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderPaxillosida
familyAstropectinidae
subfamilyAstropectininae
genusCoulonia
speciescolei()

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 1972Marginal fascioles wide and deep. External face of the inferomarginals with ornament of large granule-pits and two or three horseshoe-shaped tubercles. True paxillae on the abactinal face.