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Compsaster

Asteroidea - Compsasteridae

Taxonomy
Compsaster was named by Worthen and Miller (1883) [Sepkoski's age data: D Emsi-l C Serp-l]. Its type is Compsaster formosus. It is the type genus of Compsasteridae. It was considered monophyletic by Blake and Hagdorn (2003).

It was assigned to Uractinida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Compsasteridae by Schuchert (1915), Spencer and Wright (1966), Blake (2002) and Blake and Hagdorn (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1883Compsaster Worthen and Miller p. 327
1915Compsaster Schuchert p. 192
1966Compsaster Spencer and Wright p. U74
2002Compsaster Blake p. 364
2002Compsaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Compsaster Blake and Hagdorn p. 34

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
familyCompsasteridae
genusCompsaster

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 2002As for the family, by monotypy