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Arthraster

Asteroidea - Valvatida

Taxonomy
Arthraster was named by Forbes (1848) [Sepkoski's age data: K Turo K Maes Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is the type genus of Arthrasterinae, Arthrasteridae. It was considered monophyletic by Villier (2010).

It was assigned to Arthrasterinae by Spencer (1918) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002) and Villier (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Arthraster Forbes p. 465
1918Arthraster Spencer p. 168
1966Arthraster Spencer and Wright p. U74
2002Arthraster Sepkoski, Jr.
2010Arthraster Villier

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

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