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Lepidocentrus

Echinoidea - Perischoechinoidea - Lepidocentridae

Taxonomy
Lepidocentrus was named by Müller (1857) [Sepkoski's age data: D Emsi C Vise Sepkoski's reference number: 577,956,1066]. It is not extant. Its type is Lepidocentrus eifelianus. It is the type genus of Lepidocentridae.

It was assigned to Lepidocentridae by Kier (1966) and Boczarowski (2001); and to Echinocystitoida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1857Lepidocentrus Müller
1966Lepidocentrus Kier p. U304
2001Lepidocentrus Boczarowski p. 93
2002Lepidocentrus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
orderPerischoechinoidea()
familyLepidocentridaeLovén 1874
genusLepidocentrus

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
A. Boczarowski 2001The ambulacral plates with uniserial pore pairs, all in contact with interambulacrum, adoral plates similar to adapical; interambulacrum wide, with many regular columns and small, perforate primary tubercles.