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Archophiactis

Stenuroidea - Rhopalocomidae

Taxonomy
Archophiactis was named by Spencer (1927) [Sepkoski's age data: O Ashg Sepkoski's reference number: 2]. It is not extant. Its type is Archophiactis grayae. It is the type genus of Archophiactinidae. It was considered monophyletic by Dean Shackleton (2005).

It was assigned to Archophiactinidae by Spencer (1927), Owen (1965) and Spencer and Wright (1966); to Goniactinida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Rhopalocomidae by Dean Shackleton (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1927Archophiactis Spencer
1965Archophiactis Owen p. 543
1966Archophiactis Spencer and Wright p. U41
2002Archophiactis Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Arcophiactis Dean Shackleton p. 76

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classStenuroidea()
suborderProturina
familyRhopalocomidae
genusArchophiactis

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