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Palaeostella

Asteroidea - Pustulosida - Xenasteridae

Taxonomy
Palaeostella was named by Stürtz (1890) [Sepkoski's age data: D Emsi-l]. Its type is Palaeostella solida. It is the type genus of Palaeostellidae.

It was assigned to Palasterinidae by Schuchert (1915); to Palaeostellidae by Lehmann (1957); to Xenasteridae by Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Pustulosida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1890Palaeostella Stürtz p. 230 figs. pl. 31 figs. 42, 43
1893Palaenectria Stürtz p. 12
1915Palaeostella Schuchert pp. 155-156
1957Palaeostella Lehmann pp. 121-123
1966Palaeostella Spencer and Wright p. U53
2002Palaeostella Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
orderPustulosida()
familyXenasteridae
genusPalaeostella

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