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Brissopsis

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Taxonomy
Brissopsis was named by Agassiz (1840) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-m R Sepkoski's reference number: 577]. It is extant. Its type is Brissopsis elegans.

It was assigned to Echinoidea by Durham (1961); to Spatangoida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Brissidae by Fischer (1966), Henderson (1975), Ragaini (1994) and Hansen and Hansen (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Brissopsis Agassiz
1961Brissopsis Durham p. 484
1966Brissopsis Fischer p. U584
1975Brissopsis Henderson p. 35
1994Brissopsis Ragaini p. 289
2002Brissopsis Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Brissopsis Hansen and Hansen p. 48

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
RankNameAuthor
superorderAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Atelostomata
orderSpatangoida
suborderBrissidina
familyBrissidae
genusBrissopsisAgassiz 1840

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