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Odontaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Odontasteridae

Taxonomy
Odontaster was named by Verrill (1880) [Sepkoski's age data: J Bath R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Odontasteridae by Verrill (1899), Spencer and Wright (1966) and Gale (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Odontaster Verrill p. 402
1899Odontaster Verrill p. 204
1966Odontaster Spencer and Wright p. U55
2002Odontaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Odontaster Gale p. 62

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyOdontasteridae
genusOdontaster

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