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Mastigophiura

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

Taxonomy
Mastigophiura was named by Lehmann (1957) [Sepkoski's age data: D Emsi-l]. Its type is Mastigophiura grandis.

It was assigned to Protasteridae by Lehmann (1957) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Oegophiurida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1957Mastigophiura Lehmann pp. 49-50
1966Mastigophiura Spencer and Wright p. U87
2002Mastigophiura Sepkoski, Jr.

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

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