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Siluraster ketleyi

Asteroidea - Hudsonasteridae

Taxonomy
Mesopalaeaster ketleyi was named by Spencer (1916). Its type specimen is Holotype BU 674 and is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Siluraster ketleyi by Herringshaw et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1916Mesopalaeaster ketleyi Spencer pp. 101-104 figs. fig. 59
1918Mesopalaeaster ketleyi Spencer p. 122
1947Mesopalaeaster ketleyi Lamont p. 203
1965Mesopalaeaster ketleyi Owen p. 569
2007Siluraster ketleyi Herringshaw et al. pp. 1217-1218 figs. figs. 2D–E, G, 3C

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
familyHudsonasteridae
genusSiluraster
speciesketleyi()

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
L. G. Herringshaw et al. 2007Hudsonasterid with primary circlet of large, somewhat irregular primary radials and interradials abutting directly against proximal superomarginals and carinals. Superomarginals and inferomarginals round in shape, primary carinals more angular and slightly smaller in size; separated by numerous minor carinals. Small, circular, radially grooved madreporite present in aboral interradius.