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Encrinaster

Ophiuroidea - Encrinasteridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Aspidosoma Goldfuss p. 145
1866Encrinaster Haekel p. 67
1899Aspidosoma Gregory p. 351
1915Encrinaster Schuchert pp. 241-243
1930Encrinaster Spencer pp. 418-419
1957Encrinaster Lehmann pp. 28-29
1965Encrinaster Owen p. 552
1966Encrinaster Spencer and Wright p. U85
1978Encrinaster Harper and Morris p. 156
1999Encrinaster Jell and Theron p. 163
2002Encrinaster Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Encrinaster Dean Shackleton p. 82

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
RankNameAuthor
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
familyEncrinasteridae
genusEncrinaster

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 2005Distal margin of ambulacrals in oral view strongly inclined; adambulacral groove spines paddle-shaped; loss of square-shaped short adambulacral groove spines; marginalia bears spines.