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Sphaeraster scutatus

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Sphaerasteridae

Taxonomy
Asterias scutata was named by Goldfuss (1833). Its type specimen is at the Museum für Natukunde, Berlin and is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Sphaerites scutatus by Quenstedt (1852), Quenstedt (1858), von Zittel (1876), von Zittel (1883), Fraas (1886), Schöndorf (1906) and Fraas (1910); it was recombined as Sphaerites scutata by Quenstedt (1876); it was recombined as Sphaeraster scutatus by Hess (1975), Gaillard (1983) and Blake (1984).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1833Asterias scutata Goldfuss p. 210 figs. pl. 63, fig. 8a-g
1852Sphaerites scutatus Quenstedt figs. pl. 55 fig. 37-38
1858Sphaerites scutatus Quenstedt pp. 725-726 figs. pl. 88 fig. 35-47
1876Sphaerites scutata Quenstedt pp. 101, 146 figs. pl. 94, fig. 12-46, 48-50, 52-73
1876Sphaerites scutatus von Zittel p. 236 figs. fig. 373
1883Sphaerites scutatus von Zittel p. 462 figs. fig. 334
1886Sphaerites scutatus Fraas p. 260 figs. pl. 30, fig. 36
1906Sphaerites scutatus Schöndorf pp. 266-270 figs. fig. 8-13, 22, 24-25, 27-30, 32-33, pl. 24, fig. 8-11
1910Sphaerites scutatus Fraas p. 132 figs. pl. 28, fig. 17-18
1975Sphaeraster scutatus Hess p. 37 figs. pl. 8, fig. 17
1983Sphaeraster scutatus Gaillard pp. 226-227
1984Sphaeraster scutatus Blake p. 100 figs. fig. 1c, 1e-f, 2d, fig. 4 a, fig. 8e

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familySphaerasteridae
genusSphaeraster
speciesscutatus()

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