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Asteronyx

Ophiuroidea - Phrynophiurida - Asteronychidae

Taxonomy
Asteronyx was named by Müller and Troschel (1842) [Sepkoski's age data: K Maes-u Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Asteronychidae, Asteronychinae.

It was assigned to Asteronychinae by Matsumoto (1915); to Asteronychidae by Spencer and Wright (1966) and Jagt (2000); and to Phrynophiurida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Asteronyx Müller and Troschel
1915Asteronyx Matsumoto p. 52
1966Asteronyx Spencer and Wright p. U91
2000Asteronyx Jagt p. 8
2002Asteronyx Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
orderPhrynophiurida
suborderEuryalina
familyAsteronychidae
genusAsteronyx

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