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Pentasteria boisteli

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Taxonomy
Pentasteria boisteli was named by Valette (1929). Its type specimen is Holotype FSL 27445 and is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Archastropecten boisteli by Hess (1955).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Pentasteria boisteli Valette pp. 26-28 figs. pl. 3 fig. 2, pl. 4 fig. 1-8
1935Pentaster boisteli Mercier p. 18
1955Archastropecten boisteli Hess pp. 47-48

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderPaxillosida
familyAstropectinidae
genusPentasteria
speciesboisteli

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
H. Hess 1955Arm constricted at their base. Abactinal plates of the disc tight, hexagonal and covered with granules. Superomarginal plates covered with dense granules, most plates also bearing a short conical spine on a crater-shape tubercle. Inferomarginal row parallel to that of the superomarginal plates.