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Plumaster

Asteroidea - Tropidasteridae

Taxonomy
Plumaster was named by Wright (1863) [Sepkoski's age data: J Plie-l]. It is not extant. Its type is Plumaster ophiuroides. It is the type genus of Plumasteridae.

It was assigned to Astropectinidae by Hess (1955); to Tropidasteridae by Spencer and Wright (1966); to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Plumasteridae by Gale (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1863Plumaster Wright p. 110
1955Plumaster Hess p. 68
1966Plumaster Spencer and Wright p. U68
2002Plumaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Plumaster Gale p. 82

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Life
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Spinulosida()
Velatida()
familyTropidasteridae
genusPlumaster

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