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Cambroblastus

Edrioasteroidea - Edrioblastoida

Taxonomy
Cambroblastus was named by Smith and Jell (1990) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Fran]. Its type is Cambroblastus enubilatus.

It was assigned to Edrioasterida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Edrioblastoida by Zhu et al. (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1990Cambroblastus Smith and Jell
2002Cambroblastus Sepkoski, Jr.
2014Cambroblastus Zhu et al. pp. 921 - 922

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
classEdrioasteroideaBillings 1858
orderEdrioblastoidaFay 1962
genusCambroblastusSmith and Jell 1990

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
X.-J. Zhu et al. 2014An edrioblastoid with irregular, polyplated stem, distal polyplated and expanded holdfast, 3–4 irregular circlets of strongly ornamented thecal plates, ambulacra composed of large, exposed flooring plates and complex cover plates.