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Schondorfia

Asteroidea - Hemizonida

Taxonomy
Schondorfia was named by Blake and Guensburg (1989) [Sepkoski's age data: C Serp-l]. It is not extant. Its type is Schondorfia fungosa.

It was assigned to Hemizonida by Blake and Guensburg (1989); and to Pustulosida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Schondorfia Blake and Guensburg p. 338
2002Schondorfia Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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 and T. E. Guensburg 1989Multiarmed asteroid with abactinals, marginals, actinals not differentiated; these ossicles thin, abutted, with densely arranged small spinelets; ambulacrals, adambulacrals paired, podial pores inferred present between subsequent ambulacrals; adambulacrals sigmoidal, inclined to arm axis; abactinal to actinal series extend to oral fram ossicles, adoral carina lacking; oral large, keel-like, braced by large odontophore.