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Phocidaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Pycinasteridae

Taxonomy
Phocidaster was named by Spencer (1913) [Sepkoski's age data: K Albi-u T Than Sepkoski's reference number: 942]. It is not extant. Its type is Phocidaster grandis.

It was assigned to Goniasteridae by Spencer (1913); to Pycinasterinae by Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1913Phocidaster Spencer
1966Phocidaster Spencer and Wright p. U59
2002Phocidaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
Life
Prokaryota
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyPycinasteridae()
genusPhocidaster

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