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Sladenia fourtaui

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Ophidiasteridae

Taxonomy
Nardoa fourtaui was named by de Loriol (1904). Its type specimen is Geological Museum, Cairo, n°782-3 and is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Sladenia.

It was recombined as Sladenia fourtaui by de Loriol (1909), Fourtau (1914), Fourtau (1921) and Spencer and Wright (1966).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1904Nardoa fourtaui de Loriol p. 65 figs. pl. 4, fig. 23
1909Sladenia fourtaui de Loriol pp. 170-172 figs. pl. 10, fig. 2
1914Sladenia fourtaui Fourtau pp. 100-101
1921Sladenia fourtaui Fourtau p. 100
1966Sladenia fourtaui Spencer and Wright p. U64 figs. fig. 58.1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyOphidiasteridae
genusSladenia
speciesfourtaui()

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