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Skiaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Taxonomy
Skiaster was named by Blake and Jagt (2005). It is not extant. Its type is Skiaster vikingr. It was considered monophyletic by Blake and Jagt (2005).

It was assigned to Pseudarchasterinae by Blake and Jagt (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Skiaster Blake and Jagt p. 185

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyGoniasteridae
subfamilyPseudarchasterinae
genusSkiaster

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
D. B. Blake and J.W.M. Jagt 2005Pseudarchasterine with pentagonal disc and superomarginals abutted at dorsal arm midlines, the abutted arrangement extending from the proximal end of the arm. Abactinals paxilliform, slender and columnar to robust with a flaring base and short re-entrant below crown.