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Somaliaster

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Somaliasteridae

Taxonomy
Somaliaster is a genus. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Somaliasteridae.

It was assigned to Somaliasteridae by Wagner and Durham (1966); and to Holasteroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Somaliaster Wagner and Durham p. U541
2002Somaliaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
RankNameAuthor
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
infraclassAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Atelostomata
orderSpatangoida
familySomaliasteridae
genusSomaliaster

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