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Valettaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Sphaerasteridae

Taxonomy
Valettaster was named by Lambert (1914) [Sepkoski's age data: J Bath K Maes Valettaster proposed for Tholaster Spencer (1913), homonym of Tholaster Seunes (1896)]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Stauranderasteridae by Lambert (1914); to Valvatida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Sphaerasteridae by Spencer and Wright (1966) and Villier (2010).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1913Tholaster Spencer p. 136
1914Valettaster Lambert p. 27
1966Valettaster Spencer and Wright p. U55
2002Valettaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2010Valettaster Villier p. 714

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familySphaerasteridae
genusValettaster

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