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Clarkeaster

Asteroidea - Pustulosida - Mesopalaeasteridae

Taxonomy
Clarkeaster was named by Ruedemann (1916) [Sepkoski's age data: D Fras]. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Clarkeasterinae.

It was assigned to Clarkeasterinae by Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Pustulosida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1916Clarkeaster Ruedemann
1966Clarkeaster Spencer and Wright p. U51
2002Clarkeaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
orderPustulosida()
superfamilyPalaeasteraceae
familyMesopalaeasteridae
subfamilyClarkeasterinae
genusClarkeaster

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