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Scutellaster

Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Dendrasteridae

Taxonomy
Scutellaster was named by Cragin (1895) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-u Q Plei].

It was assigned to Dendrasteridae by Faustman (1964) and Durham (1966); and to Clypeasteroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1895Scutellaster Cragin p. 90
1914Anorthoscutum Lambert and Thiery
1964Scutellaster Faustman p. 112
1966Scutellaster Durham p. U480
2002Scutellaster 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
familyDendrasteridae
genusScutellaster

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