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Echinaster

Asteroidea - Echinasteridae

Taxonomy
Echinaster was named by Müller and Troschel (1840) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 934]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Echinasteridae.

It was assigned to Echinasteridae by Verrill (1870) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Spinulosida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Rhopia Gray p. 282
1840Echinaster Müller and Troschel
1870Echinaster Verrill p. 343
1966Echinaster Spencer and Wright p. U70
2002Echinaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Spinulosida()
familyEchinasteridae
genusEchinaster

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