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Ophiactis applegatei

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiactidae

Taxonomy
Ophiactis applegatei was named by Martin-Medrano et al. (2009). Its type specimen is Holotype is IGM 9298; paratypes are IGM 9290 and FCMP 602 and is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2009Ophiactis applegatei Martin-Medrano et al. pp. 85-88 figs. pl. 1-4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classOphiuroidea
orderOphiurida()
suborderOphiurina
familyOphiactidae
genusOphiactis
speciesapplegatei

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
L. Martin-Medrano et al. 2009Five-armed ophiactid with indented disc; radial shields contiguous, except distally; short, blunt and slightly flattened spines at least in ventral interradial areas close to disc edge; one tiny plus one large operculiform scale covering second tentacle pore in angle of mouth slit; three to four flat, elongate oral papillae; single tentacle scale on all pores, up to four tapering and erect spines
not exceeding the length of an arm segment.