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Plesiastropecten

Asteroidea -

Taxonomy
Plesiastropecten was named by Peyer (1944) [Sepkoski's age data: J Hett-u]. It is not extant. Its type is Plesiastropecten hallovensis.

It was assigned to Astropectininae by Spencer and Wright (1966); to Paleobenthopectininae by Blake (1984); to Notomyotida by Sepkoski (2002); to Paxillosida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Velatida by Villier et al. (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1944Plesiastropecten Peyer
1966Plesiastropecten Spencer and Wright p. U46
1984Plesiastropecten Blake p. 633
2002Plesiastropecten Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Plesioastropecten Sepkoski, Jr.
2009Plesiastropecten Villier et al. p. 396

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Spinulosida()
Velatida()
genusPlesiastropecten

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