|Basic info||Taxonomic history||Classification||Relationships|
|Morphology||Ecology and taphonomy||Age range and collections|
Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Calliasterellidae
It was assigned to Cryptozonia by Schuchert (1914); to Calliasterellinae by Owen (1965) and Spencer and Wright (1966); to Uractinida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Calliasterellidae by Schuchert (1915), Kesling and Strimple (1966), Blake and Hagdorn (2003) and Blake and Elliott (2003).
|Year||Name and author|
|1914||Calliasterella Schuchert p. 14|
|1915||Calliasterella Schuchert pp. 190-191 figs. text-fig. 11, pl. 31 fig. 3|
|1965||Calliasterella Owen p. 567|
|1966||Calliasterella Kesling and Strimple p. 1160|
|1966||Calliasterella Spencer and Wright p. U74|
|2002||Calliasterella Sepkoski, Jr.|
|2003||Calliasterella Blake and Elliott p. 488|
|2003||Calliasterella Blake and Hagdorn p. 34|
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|D. B. Blake and D. R. Elliott 2003||Neopalaeasterid-like stem-group asteroid with primary circlet ossicles not significantly enlarged; ossicles rectangular, transversely elongate. ‘‘Extraneous’’ or ‘‘X’’ ossicles not
developed. Carinal series differentiated, ossicles rectangular, transversely elongate, separated longitudinally by gap approximately equal to length of ossicle. Marginal-series ossicles robust, arched, shield-like. Arm margin defined by marginals, adambulacrals in approximately continuous lateral curve. Adambulacrals with ventral-lateral spine fringe. Axillary edges exposed laterally. Enlarged pustule bases absent, small, uniform, discrete pustules present. No granular accessory debris recognized. Ventral surface not exposed in available material.