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Xenaster

Asteroidea - Pustulosida - Xenasteridae

Taxonomy
Xenaster was named by Simonovitsch (1871) [Sepkoski's age data: D Eife Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. Its type is Xenaster margaritatus. It is the type genus of Xenasteridae.

It was assigned to Xenasteridae by Schöndorf (1909), Schöndorf (1909), Schuchert (1915) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Pustulosida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1871Xenaster Simonovitsch p. 88
1909Xenaster Schöndorf p. 26
1915Xenaster Schuchert pp. 129-130 figs. pl. 24
1966Xenaster Spencer and Wright p. U52
2002Xenaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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