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Eugasterella africana

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

Taxonomy
Eugasterella africana was named by Jell and Theron (1999). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Holotype B4561a, Paratypes B4561b, B4569, SAMK 1014, 1015.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1999Eugasterella africana Jell and Theron pp. 174-178 figs. figs. 46-48

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classOphiuroidea
orderOegophiurida
suborderLysophiurina()
familyProtasteridae
genusEugasterella
speciesafricana

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 1999Arms slender, tapering gently throughout. Disc subrounded to subpentagular, inflated dorsally; dorsal surface of thin plates covered by a finely tuberculate integument, without spines. Short spines in a central marginal triangle on ventral interradii. Ambulacrals boot-shaped, with leg and foot of about the same lengh. Adambulacrals with row of spatulate spines along ventral edge and 1-2 vertical spines. Madreporite circular with marginal aperture around half circumference.