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Asteroptychius

Chondrichthyes - Ctenacanthiformes

Taxonomy
Asteroptychius was named by Agassiz (1843) [Sepkoski's age data: C l Sepkoski's reference number: 451].

It was assigned to Orodontidae by Jordan (1963); to Ctenacanthoidea by Zangerl (1981); and to Ctenacanthida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1843Asteroptychius Agassiz p. 173
1963Asteroptychius Jordan p. 595
1981Asteroptychius Zangerl p. 56
2002Asteroptychius Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
classChondrichthyes
RankNameAuthor
subclassElasmobranchiiBonaparte 1838
infraclassEuselachii()
orderCtenacanthiformes(Cappetta 1988)
superfamilyCtenacanthoidea
genusAsteroptychius

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