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Asteroidea (sea star)

Asteroidea -

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1830Asteroidea de Blainville
1895Asteroidea von Zittel
1915Asteroidea Schuchert p. 51
1965Asteroidea Owen p. 559
1966Asteroidea Spencer and Wright p. U42
1989Asteroidea Blake p. 213
1998Asteroidea Barnes p. 309
2002Asteroidea Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Asteroidea Dean Shackleton p. 91
2013Asteroidea Blake p. 355

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
classAsteroidea

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
J. Dean Shackleton 2005Ambulacrals in direct opposition; adambularals positioned orally to ambulacrals; adambulacrals blocky; longitudinally adjacent adambulacral abut; inferomarginal spines present; madreporite dorsal to inferomarginals; aboral plating arranged in regular lngitudinal rows; aboral plates tall blocky (carinals); aboral plate spines; body shape stellate; mouth angle plates L-shaped.