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Illusioluidia

Asteroidea - Platyasterida

Taxonomy
Illusioluidia was named by Blake and Guensburg (1989) [Sepkoski's age data: C Step-l]. It is not extant. Its type is Illusioluidia teneryi.

It was assigned to Uractinida by Blake and Guensburg (1989) and Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Illusioluidia Blake and Guensburg p. 665
2002Illusioluidia Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
orderPlatyasterida
suborderUractinina()
genusIllusioluidia

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 and T. E. Guensburg 1989Five-armed asteroid, arms long, gradually tapered, disk small, flat; true paxillae present, bearing spoon- or fan-shaped spines; marginals not obviously differentiated; adambulacral large, broad, short, separated by well-defined interadambulacral channels; ambulacrals very small; adambulacrals, ambulacrals paired (not offset), podial pores lacking.