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Mesoblastus

Granatocrinida - Granatocrinidae

Taxonomy
Mesoblastus was named by Etheridge and Carpenter (1886) [Sepkoski's age data: C Tour-u C Vise-l Sepkoski's reference number: 2,520]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Granatocrinidae by Lane et al. (2001); and to Spiraculata by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1886Mesoblastus Etheridge Jr and Carpenter pp. 181-182
2001Mesoblastus Lane et al.
2002Mesoblastus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumBlastozoaSprinkle 1973
subclassBlastoideaSay 1825
orderGranatocrinidaBather 1900
familyGranatocrinidaeFay 1961
genusMesoblastusEtheridge and Carpenter 1886

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