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Sphaeraster punctatus

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Sphaerasteridae

Taxonomy
Sphaerites punctatus was named by Quenstedt (1852). It is the type species of Sphaeraster.

It was synonymized subjectively with Sphaerites tabulatus by Hess (1975); it was recombined as Sphaeraster punctatus by Fraas (1910), Spencer and Wright (1966), Blake (1984) and Neumann (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1852Sphaerites punctatus Quenstedt figs. pl. 55 fig. 34
1858Sphaerites punctatus Quenstedt pp. 585, 727 figs. pl. 73, fig. 91
1876Sphaerites punctatus von Zittel p. 236 figs. fig. 274b
1883Sphaerites punctatus von Zittel p. 462 figs. fig. 335b
1886Sphaerites punctatus Fraas p. 261
1906Sphaerites punctatus Schöndorf pp. 257-260 figs. fig. 14-20, pl. 24, fig. 1-4; pl. 25
1910Sphaeraster punctatus Fraas p. 132 figs. text-fig. 85; pl. 28, fig. 20
1966Sphaeraster punctatus Spencer and Wright p. U55 figs. fig. 52.2
1984Sphaeraster punctatus Blake p. 76 figs. fig. 1d
2009Sphaeraster punctatus Neumann pp. 92-94 figs. figs. 1-3

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

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