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Lepyriactis

Asteroidea - Hemizonida - Lepyriactinidae

Taxonomy
Lepyriactis was named by Spencer (1927) [Sepkoski's age data: S Wenl Sepkoski's reference number: 2]. It is not extant. Its type is Lepyriactis nudus. It is the type genus of Lepyriactinidae.

It was assigned to Taeniactininae by Spencer (1927); to Helianthasterinae by Owen (1965); to Lepyriactinidae by Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Hemizonida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1927Lepyriactis Spencer
1965Lepyriactis Owen p. 561
1966Lepyriactis Spencer and Wright p. U65
2002Lepyriactis Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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