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Caletaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Taxonomy
Caletaster was named by Breton (1978) [Sepkoski's age data: K Ceno-l K Ceno-u]. It is not extant. Its type is Caletaster girardi.

It was assigned to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Goniasteridae by Breton (1978), Breton (1992), Breton and Néraudeau (2008) and Villier (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1978Caletaster Breton p. 47
1992Caletaster Breton p. 320
2002Caletaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Caletaster Breton and Néraudeau p. 334
2010Caletaster Villier p. 710

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

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
G. Breton 1992Body stellate, arms short, triangular, with a round interbrachial arc. Marginal plates numerous, all short, slightly thorny. Superomarginal join at mid length of the arm. External face of the marginal convex, but never domed. Ornament of numerous dense rounded and evenly distributed granule-pits, sometime associated with tiny tubercles. Rare pedicellariae pits of rounded to oval shape, winged or not.