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Scutaster

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Scutasteridae

Taxonomy
Scutaster was named by Pack (1909) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-l]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Scutasteridae.

It was assigned to Scutasteridae by Durham (1966); and to Clypeasteroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Scutaster Pack p. 278 figs. Pl. 23, fig. 2
1966Scutaster Durham p. U489
2002Scutaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
superorderAcroechinoidea()
RankNameAuthor
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Microstomata
Neognathostomata
orderClypeasteroida
suborderScutellina()
infraorderScutelliformes
familyScutasteridae
genusScutaster

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