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Astropecten

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Astropectinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Astropecten Gray
1848Asterias (Astropecten) McCoy
1966Astropecten Spencer and Wright p. U45
2002Astropecten Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Astropecten Donovan et al. p. 101

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

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966Intermarginal facet small, not angular; inferomarginals with irregularly distributed horseshoe-shaped tubercles, which bear long spines of varying size.