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Pegaster

Asteroidea - Asteriidae

Taxonomy
Pegaster was named by Blake and Peterson (1993) [Sepkoski's age data: K Camp-l]. It is not extant. Its type is Pegaster stichos.

It was assigned to Asteriidae by Blake and Peterson (1993); and to Forcipulatida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Pegaster Blake and Peterson
2002Pegaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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 D.S. Peterson 1993Neomorphasterid with relatively short, blunt arms and stout ossicles.