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Asterichnus

Taxonomy
Asterichnus was named by Bandel (1967). It is considered to be a form taxon.

It was assigned to Ichnofossils by Hantzschel (1975).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Asterichnus Bandel p. 2
1975Asterichnus Hantzschel

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RankNameAuthor
Ichnofossils
RankNameAuthor
genusAsterichnusBandel 1967

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
W. Hantzschel 1975Starlike traces, approximately circular in cross section; diameter 4 to 12 cm, 10 to 30 unbranched “rays” consisting of grooves or tubelike ridges, 5 to 8 mm wide; center formed by irregularly oval to round knob.