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Eastonastraea complexa

Anthozoa - Stauriida

Taxonomy
Eastonastraea complexa was named by Stevens and Rycerski (1989). Its type specimen is GSC 85269 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is GSC 43292 (SE-73a-58), Hummingbird Glacier, Iskut River, which is in an Asselian/Sakmarian shallow subtidal limestone in Canada. It is the type species of Eastonastraea.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Eastonastraea complexa Stevens and Rycerski p. 178 figs. 6.8,9.2,11.4,11.6-11.9

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassRugosa(Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850)
RankNameAuthor
orderStauriidaVerrill 1865
suborderLithostrotioninaSpasskiy and Kachanov 1971
genusEastonastraea
speciescomplexa

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