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Lophaster

Asteroidea - Solasteridae

Taxonomy
Lophaster was named by Verrill (1878) [Sepkoski's age data: T Plio R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Solasteridae by Fisher (1911); and to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Lophaster Verrill p. 214
1911Lophaster Fisher p. 334
2002Lophaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Spinulosida()
Velatida()
familySolasteridae
genusLophaster

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