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Drepanaster

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1898Protaster (Drepanaster) Whidborne p. 208
1934Drepanaster Spencer pp. 492-493
1965Drepanaster Owen p. 550
1966Drepanaster Spencer and Wright p. U87
1970Drepanaster Kesling p. 74
1993Drepanaster Hotchkiss p. 64
2002Drepanaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Drepanaster Dean Shackleton p. 91

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
orderOegophiurida
suborderLysophiurina()
familyProtasteridae
genusDrepanaster()

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
J. Dean Shackleton 2005Ambulacral muscle fields developed equally on proximal and distal edges giving well-shaped ambulacral aboral morphology.