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Foliaster

Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Palasteriscidae

Taxonomy
Foliaster was named by Blake (1994) [Sepkoski's age data: D Give-l]. Its type is Foliaster transversus.

It was assigned to Palasteriscidae by Blake (1994); and to Platyasterida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1994Foliaster Blake p. 128
2002Foliaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
orderPlatyasterida
familyPalasteriscidae
genusFoliaster

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
D. B. Blake 1994Arms elongate and petaloid with a very small disk; ambulacrals broad with an external podial basin at the abradial end of the basin; ambitus formed by relatively narrow adambulacrals; adambulacrals spinose.