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Ornithaster

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Palaeostomatidae

Taxonomy
Ornithaster is a genus. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Palaeostomatidae by Fischer (1966); and to Spatangoida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Ornithaster Fischer p. U568
2002Ornithaster Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
RankNameAuthor
superorderAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Atelostomata
orderSpatangoida
suborderHemiasterina
familyPalaeostomatidae()
genusOrnithaster

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