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Furcaster zitteli

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

Taxonomy
Palastropecten zitteli was named by Stürtz (1886). It is the type species of Palastropecten.

It was synonymized subjectively with Protaster leptosoma by Spencer (1925); it was recombined as Furcaster zitteli by Lehmann (1957).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1886Palastropecten zitteli Stürtz p. 88 figs. pl. 10 fig. 3, 4
1890Palastropecten zitteli Stürtz p. 213 figs. pl. 26 figs. 12, 13
1897Palastropecten zitteli Gregory p. 1038
1915Palastropecten zitteli Schuchert p. 262
1957Furcaster zitteli Lehmann pp. 72-74 figs. text-figs. 19, 20c, pl. 21 figs. 1, 2, pl. 22 figs. 1-3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classOphiuroidea
orderOegophiurida
suborderLysophiurina()
familyProtasteridae
genusFurcaster
specieszitteli()

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