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Benthopecten

Asteroidea - Notomyotida - Benthopectinidae

Taxonomy
Benthopecten was named by Verrill (1884) [Sepkoski's age data: K Albi-u R]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Benthopectinidae.

It was assigned to Benthopectinidae by Ludwig (1910) and Spencer and Wright (1966); to Benthopectininae by Blake (1984); and to Notomyotida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1884Benthopecten Verrill p. 228
1910Benthopecten Ludwig
1966Benthopecten Spencer and Wright p. U48
1984Benthopecten Blake p. 632
2002Benthopecten Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderNotomyotida
familyBenthopectinidae
subfamilyBenthopectininae
genusBenthopecten

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