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Pradesura

Stenuroidea - Eophiuridae

Taxonomy
Pradesura was named by Spencer (1951) [Sepkoski's age data: O Aren-l Sepkoski's reference number: 805]. It is not extant. Its type is Palaeura jacobi. It is the type genus of Pradesuridae. It was considered monophyletic by Dean Shackleton (2005).

It was assigned to Pradesuridae by Spencer (1951), Owen (1965) and Spencer and Wright (1966); to Stenurida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Eophiuridae by Dean Shackleton (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1951Pradesura Spencer p. 111
1965Pradesura Owen p. 547
1966Pradesura Spencer and Wright p. U80
2002Pradesura Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Pradesura Dean Shackleton p. 78

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classStenuroidea()
suborderProturina
familyEophiuridae
genusPradesura

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 1951A stenurid of the family Pradesuridae with well-plated disk and spines on the lateralia placed upon a ridge which runs at an angle to the arms's length. Ambulacral basins shared subequally by two ambulacralia
J. Dean Shackleton 2005Longitudinally adjacent ambulacrals overlapping; stone canal decalcified.