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Linckia

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Ophidiasteridae

Taxonomy
Linckia was named by Nardo (1834) [Sepkoski's age data: K u R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Ophidiasteridae by Verrill (1870) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1834Linckia Nardo
1870Linckia Verrill
1966Linckia Spencer and Wright p. U64
2002Linckia Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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