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Palaeaster

Asteroidea - Pustulosida - Palaeasteridae

Taxonomy
Palaeaster was named by Hall (1852) [Sepkoski's age data: S Wenl-l]. Its type is Palaeaster niagarensis. It is the type genus of Palaeasteridae.

It was assigned to Palaeasteridae by Schuchert (1915) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Pustulosida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1852Palaeaster Hall p. 247
1915Palaeaster Schuchert pp. 67-69
1966Palaeaster Spencer and Wright p. U50
2002Palaeaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
orderPustulosida()
familyPalaeasteridae
genusPalaeaster

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