|Basic info||Taxonomic history||Classification||Relationships|
|Morphology||Ecology and taphonomy||Age range and collections|
It was reranked as the order Heterostraci by Jordan (1963), Elliot and Loeffler (1989), Dineley and Metcalf (1999) and Elliott and Swift (2010).
It was assigned to Ostracophori by Jordan (1963); to Agnatha by Loeffler and Dineley (1976); to Diplorhina by Ritchie and Gilbert-Tomlinson (1977); to Chordata by Elliot and Loeffler (1989); to Pteraspidomorphi by Dineley and Metcalf (1999); and to Pteraspidomorphi by Blieck et al. (2002), Elliott and Swift (2010) and Long (2011).
|Year||Name and author|
|1963||Heterostraci Jordan p. 584|
|1976||Heterostraci Loeffler and Dineley p. 758|
|1977||Heterostraci Ritchie and Gilbert-Tomlinson p. 367|
|1989||Heterostraci Elliot and Loeffler p. 884|
|1999||Heterostraci Dineley and Metcalf p. 11|
|2002||Heterostraci Blieck et al. p. 811|
|2010||Heterostraci Elliott and Swift p. 1874|
|2011||Heterostraci Long p. 241|
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