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Heliaster

Asteroidea - Heliasteridae

Taxonomy
Heliaster was named by Gray (1840) [Sepkoski's age data: T Plio-l R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Forcipulatida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Heliasteridae by Viguier (1878), Spencer and Wright (1966) and Gale (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Heliaster Gray
1878Heliaster Viguier
1966Heliaster Spencer and Wright p. U74
2002Heliaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Heliaster Gale p. 60

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

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