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Indiaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Radiasteridae

Taxonomy
Indiaster was named by Rao (1957) [Sepkoski's age data: J Bath-u]. Its type is Indiaster krishna.

It was assigned to Goniasteridae by Rao (1957) and Spencer and Wright (1966); to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Radiasteridae by Blake and Reboul (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1957Indiaster Rao p. 213
1966Indiaster Spencer and Wright p. 62
2002Indiaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Indiaster Blake and Reboul p. 1029

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
suborderGranulosina()
familyRadiasteridae
genusIndiaster

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
V.R. Rao 1957Strikingly short marginal plates; interradial areas with narrow elliptical or rod shaped plates arranged roughly radially to the mouth area and forming low, parallel arcs between the adambulacral and marginal plates which they meet roughly at right angle.
W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966Small, very short marginals. Interradial area on oral surface with rows of rod-shaped ossicles that simulate metapinules.