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Miospondylus

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Lapworthuridae

Taxonomy
Miospondylus was named by Gregory (1897) [Sepkoski's age data: D Emsi-l]. It is not extant. Its type is Ophiura rhenana.

It was assigned to Eoluidiidae by Schuchert (1915); to Hallasteridae by Spencer (1925) and Lehmann (1957); to Lapworthuridae by Owen (1965) and Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Oegophiurida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1897Miospondylus Gregory
1915Miospondylus Schuchert p. 263
1925Miospondylus Spencer p. 299
1957Miospondylus Lehmann p. 53
1965Miospondylus Owen p. 555
1966Miospondylus Spencer and Wright p. U88
2002Miospondylus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
orderOegophiurida
suborderZeugophiurina()
familyLapworthuridae
genusMiospondylus

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