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Paxillosida

Asteroidea - Paxillosida

Taxonomy
Paxillosida was named by Perrier (1884) [Initial spelling "Paxillosae" was corrected by Spencer & Wright (1966)]. It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Gale (2011).

It was reranked as the unranked clade Paxillosida by Gale (2011).

It was assigned to Asteroidea by Spencer and Wright (1966); to Asteroidea by Blake and Sturgeon (1995) and Sepkoski (2002); to Neoasteroidea by Donovan et al. (2005); to Neoasteroidea by Gale (2011); and to Valvatacea by Blake (1989), Villier et al. (2007) and Mah and Blake (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1884Paxillosida Perrier p. 154
1966Paxillosida Spencer and Wright p. U43
1989Paxillosida Blake p. 213
1995Paxillosida Blake and Sturgeon p. 377
2002Paxillosida Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Paxillosida Donovan et al. p. 101
2007Paxillosida Villier et al. p. 415
2011Paxillosida Gale p. 53
2012Paxillosida Mah and Blake p. 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderPaxillosida
orderPaxillosida

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