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Archaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Archasteridae

Taxonomy
Archaster was named by Müller and Troschel (1840) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi R Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is extant.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Archaster Müller and Troschel
1878Archaster Viguier
1966Archaster Spencer and Wright p. U56
2002Archaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Archaster Gale p. 59

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyArchasteridae
genusArchaster

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