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Baliactis

Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Palasteriscidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1922Baliactis Spencer
1927Baliactis Spencer pp. 375-377
1957Baliactis Lehmann p. 81
1965Baliactis Owen p. 560
1966Baliactis Spencer and Wright p. U65
2002Baliactis Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Baliactis Dean Shackleton p. 95

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
orderPlatyasterida
familyPalasteriscidae
subfamilyPalasteriscinae
genusBaliactis

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
J. Dean Shackleton 2005Adjacent adambulacrals overlap; loss of transversely-orientated ridge to bear adambulacral spines; loss of paxillate aboral spines.