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Palaeotropus (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Palaeotropidae

Taxonomy
Palaeotropus was named by Lovén (1872). It is extant.

It was assigned to Asterostomatidae by Fischer (1966); and to Palaeotropidae by Kroh and Smith (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1872Palaeotropus Lovén p. 1085
1966Palaeotropus Fischer p. U622
2010Palaeotropus Kroh and Smith

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
RankNameAuthor
superorderAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Atelostomata
orderSpatangoida
suborderBrissidina
familyPalaeotropidae
genusPalaeotropusLovén 1872

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