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Solaster

Asteroidea - Solasteridae

Taxonomy
Solaster was named by Forbes (1839) [Sepkoski's age data: J Plie-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 934]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Solasteridae.

It was assigned to Solasteridae by Perrier (1884) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Solaster Forbes
1884Solaster Perrier
1966Solaster Spencer and Wright p. U66
2002Solaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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