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Parvispina

Holothuroidea - Aspidochirotida

Taxonomy
Parvispina was named by Kornicker and Imbrie (1958) [Sepkoski's age data: C Ms T Mi]. It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type is Stichopites spinosus.

It was assigned to Stichopitidae by Kornicker and Imbrie (1958), Deflandre-Rigaud (1962) and Frizzell and Exline (1966); and to Aspidochirotida by Pawson (1966) and Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1958Parvispina Kornicker and Imbrie p. 94
1962Parvispina Deflandre-Rigaud p. 43
1966Parvispina Frizzell and Exline p. U662
1966Parvispina Pawson p. U645
2002Parvispina Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
classHolothuroidea()
orderAspidochirotida
genusParvispina

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
L. S. Kornicker and I. Imbrie 1958Sclerite in the form of a straight tapering rod with spines.