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Spatangus

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Spatangidae

Taxonomy
Spatangus was named by Gray (1825) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-m-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Spatangidae.

It was assigned to Spatangidae by Gray (1825), Fischer (1966) and Ragaini (1994); and to Spatangoida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1825Spatangus Gray p. 430
1966Spatangus Fischer p. U605
1994Spatangus Ragaini p. 289
2002Spatangus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEchinozoa
classEchinoidea()
subclassEuechinoideaBronn 1860
RankNameAuthor
infraclassAcroechinoidea()
Carinacea
Irregularia()
Atelostomata
orderSpatangoida
suborderBrissidina
superfamilySpatangidea
familySpatangidae
genusSpatangus

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