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Ocalaster seloyi

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Taxonomy
Ocalaster seloyi was named by Blake and Portell (2009). Its type specimen is Holotype UF 17244 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Dolime Quarry 01, Citrus County, which is in an Eocene shallow subtidal grainstone in the Ocala Limestone Formation of Florida.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2009Ocalaster seloyi Blake and Portell p. 572 figs. fig. 6

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

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 R. W. Portell 2009Ocalaster with small medial spines present on numerous abactinals; abactinal pedicellariae alveolae possibly present but not identified with certainty. SM profile quite high, adradial margin straight to weakly curved; spine bases unknown. SM not appearing wider than IM; adradial face appearing bordered by ridge rather than simple facet; (only adradial faces of IM available). Adradial face facets well defined. Intermarginal contact unknown. Actinals similar in size and proportion to abactinals (only interiors exposed, overlain by abactinals). Circumorals of conventional goniasterid form; robust, cross furrow articular depression strong, ossicle constricted immediately abradial to articular surfaces.