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Cardiaster

Echinoidea - Holasteroida - Holasteridae

Taxonomy
Cardiaster was named by Forbes (1850) [Sepkoski's age data: K Albi-u K Maes-u Sepkoski's reference number: 343,956].

It was assigned to Holasteridae by Wagner and Durham (1966), Shmidt (1976) and Smith (1991); and to Holasteroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1850Cardiaster Forbes
1966Cardiaster Wagner and Durham p. U528
1976Cardiaster Shmidt p. 154
1991Cardiaster Smith p. 51
2002Cardiaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
RankNameAuthor
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
superorderAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Atelostomata
orderHolasteroida
familyHolasteridae
genusCardiasterForbes 1850

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