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Mesopalaeaster finei

Asteroidea - Hudsonasteridae

Taxonomy
Palaeaster finei was named by Ulrich (1879).

It was recombined as Mesopalaeaster finei by Schuchert (1915); it was recombined as Promopalaeaster finei by Branstrator (1979).

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1879Palaeaster finei Ulrich p. 19 figs. pl. 7 figs. 15a, b
1915Mesopalaeaster finei Schuchert pp. 81-82 figs. pl. 7 fig. 5, pl. 9 fig. 5
1915Mesopalaeaster proavitus Schuchert pp. 83-84
1979Promopalaeaster finei Branstrator p. F4 figs. Plate 1, figures 4-9; plate 2, figures 1-6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
RankNameAuthor
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
familyHudsonasteridae
genusMesopalaeaster
speciesfinei()

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. W. Branstrator 1979Promopalaeaster with intermarginal and adradial accessory ossicles arranged in alternately prominent transverse rows. Intermarginal and adradial ossicles less massive than adjacent ossicles in primary columns; substantially excavated on ossicle margins.