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Cholaster

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Taxonomy
Cholaster was named by Worthen and Miller (1883) [Sepkoski's age data: C Serp-l]. Its type is Cholaster peculiaris. It is the type genus of Cholasteridae.

It was assigned to Cholasteridae by Worthen and Miller (1883) and Schuchert (1915); to Ophiurinae by Spencer and Wright (1966); and to Ophiurida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1883Cholaster Worthen and Miller p. 328
1915Cholaster Schuchert pp. 265-266
1966Cholaster Spencer and Wright p. U95
2002Cholaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classOphiuroidea
orderOphiurida()
familyOphiuridae
subfamilyOphiurinae
genusCholaster

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