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Mecaster fourneli

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae

Taxonomy
Hemiaster fourneli was named by Agassiz and Dessor (1847). It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Mecaster fourneli by Pomel (1883), Smith (1991) and Manso and Andrade (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1847Hemiaster fourneli Agassiz and Dessor p. 16
1883Mecaster fourneli Pomel
1991Mecaster fourneli Smith p. 61 figs. Pl 14A-M; pl 15A-L; pl 16E,F; text-figs 45K,L, 47, 48B, 50
2008Mecaster fourneli Manso and Andrade p. 324

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
RankNameAuthor
superorderAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Atelostomata
orderSpatangoida
familyHemiasteridae
genusMecaster
speciesfourneli(Agassiz and Dessor 1847)

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
No diagnoses are available