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Archastropecten clavaeformis

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Taxonomy
Astropecten clavaeformis was named by Wright (1861). Its type specimen is at the Museum of the Geological Survey and is a cast.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1861Astropecten clavaeformis Wright p. 428
1863Astropecten clavaeformis Wright pp. 125-127 figs. pl. 10a, fig. 3; pl. 11
1867Astropecten clavaeformis Quenstedt p. 710
1875Astropecten clavaeformis Phillips p. 237
1885Astropecten clavaeformis Quenstedt p. 906
1892Astropecten clavaeformis Fox-Strangeways p. 198
1935Astropecten clavaeformis Mercier pp. 44, figs. pl. 2, fig. 15
1955Archastropecten clavaeformis Hess pp. 31-32

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

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 base constricted. Actinolateral fields reduced to reduced plate row in the arm and the base of the arm.