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Marginura

Ophiuroidea - Encrinasteridae

Taxonomy
Marginura was named by Haude (1999). It is not extant.

It was assigned to Encrinasteridae by Jell and Theron (1999); and to Encrinasterinae by Haude (1999).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Marginaster Haude p. 63
1999Marginura Haude p. 292
1999Marginura Jell and Theron p. 170
2002Marginaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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
R. Haude 1995 (Marginaster)Encrinasterinae with mosaic plated dorsal surface and interadii, concave margins to disc, concave outer margin of podial basin which has a round upper lamella.