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Haughtonaster

Stenuroidea - Eophiuridae

Taxonomy
Haughtonaster was named by Rilett (1971). It is not extant. Its type is Haughtonaster reedi.

It was assigned to Eophiuridae by Rilett (1971) and Jell and Theron (1999).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Haughtonaster Rilett
1999Haughtonaster Jell and Theron p. 157

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
Life
Prokaryota
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classStenuroidea()
suborderProturina
familyEophiuridae
genusHaughtonaster

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
P. A. Jell and J. N. Theron 1999Disc pentagonal, dorsal surface of smooth oval plates surrounded by an irregular mass of fine, almost spicular elements; ventral interradii triangular, with polygonal plates having some perforations on sutures (i.e. a few oppositely scalloped margins of plates). Ambulacrals offset across arm axis, rectangular in dorsal view; adambulacrals wide and gently oblique to arm axis in ventral view, forming lateral walls of arm; podial basins subcircular, very deep. 1st ambulacral with strong curved ridge forming distinctive elliptical basins interradially.