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Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae
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.
|D. B. Blake and R. W. Portell 2009||Ocalaster 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.|