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Luidia

Asteroidea - Paxillosida - Luidiidae

Taxonomy
Luidia was named by Forbes (1839) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi R]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Luidiidae.

It was assigned to Paxillosida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Luidiidae by Verrill (1899), Spencer and Wright (1966) and Gale (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Luidia Forbes
1899Luidia Verrill
1966Luidia Spencer and Wright p. U43
2002Luidia Sepkoski, Jr.
2011Luidia Gale p. 57

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

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