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Capellia

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Taxonomy
Capellia was named by Blake and Reid (1998) [Sepkoski's age data: K Albi-m Sepkoski's reference number: 1265]. It is not extant. Its type is Capellia mauricei. It was considered monophyletic by Blake and Reid (1998).

It was assigned to Goniasteridae by Blake and Reid (1998); and to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Capellia Blake and Reid
2002Capellia Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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 R. Reid 1998Pseudarchaster-like goniasterid, with a small disc, interbrachia angular, actinal ossicles few