Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Forcipulatida

Asteroidea -

Taxonomy
Forcipulatida was named by Perrier (1884) [Initial spelling "Forcipulatae" corrected by H.E.S. Clark (1963)]. It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Gale (1987) and Gale (2011) and Mah and Blake (2012).

It was reranked as the unranked clade Forcipulatida by Gale (2011).

It was assigned to Asteroidea by Spencer and Wright (1966); to Surculifera by Gale (1987); to Asteroidea by Perrier (1884) and Sepkoski (2002); to Tripedicellaria by Gale (2011); and to Forcipulatacea by Blake (1989) and Mah and Blake (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1884Forcipulatida Perrier
1966Forcipulatida Spencer and Wright p. U71
1987Forcipulatida Gale p. 123
1989Forcipulatida Blake p. 213
2002Forcipulatida Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Forcipulatida Gale p. 55
2012Forcipulatida Mah and Blake p. 3

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Tripedicellaria
Forcipulatida()
Forcipulatida()

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