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Palasterina orchilocalia

Asteroidea - Palasterinidae

Taxonomy
Palasterina orchilocalia was named by Herringshaw et al. (2007). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Holotype BU 675. Its type locality is Wren's Nest, which is in a Wenlock reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Much Wenlock Formation of the United Kingdom.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Palasterina orchilocalia Herringshaw et al. pp. 1226-1227 figs. figs. 2H–I, 8A

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
familyPalasterinidae
genusPalasterina
speciesorchilocalia

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. 2007Palasterina with rays projecting distinctly beyond central disc; interradii and oral ray margins with small actinal ossicles, round distally and in mid-ray region, becoming irregular proximally. Adambulacrals strongly convex, with adambulacral nose incurved proximally; two spines present on adambulacral head.