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Protarthraster

Asteroidea - Platyasterida - Protarthrasteridae

Taxonomy
Protarthraster was named by Spencer (1918) [Sepkoski's age data: C Tour Sepkoski's reference number: 2]. It is not extant. Its type is Palaeaster longimanus. It is the type genus of Protarthrasterinae.

It was assigned to Protarthrasterinae by Owen (1965) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Uractinida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1918Protarthraster Spencer
1965Protarthraster Owen p. 566
1966Protarthraster Spencer and Wright p. U74
2002Protarthraster Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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