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Cottreauaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Taxonomy
Cottreauaster was named by Wright (1951) [Sepkoski's age data: J Bath]. It is not extant. Its type is Spenceraster lamarei.

It was assigned to Goniasteridae by Wright (1951) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Spenceraster Cottreau p. 464
1951Cottreauaster Wright p. 283
1966Cottreauaster Spencer and Wright p. U61
2002Cottreauaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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