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Brisaster

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae

Taxonomy
Brisaster was named by Gray (1855) [Sepkoski's age data: T Dani R Sepkoski's reference number: 1242]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Schizasteridae by Fischer (1966) and Chiesa et al. (1995); and to Spatangoida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1855Brisaster Gray
1966Brisaster Fischer p. U575
1995Brisaster Chiesa et al. p. 63
2002Brisaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
RankNameAuthor
superorderAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Atelostomata
orderSpatangoida
suborderPaleopneustina
familySchizasteridae()
genusBrisasterGray 1855

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