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Echinasteridae

Asteroidea - Echinasteridae

Taxonomy
Echinasteridae was named by Verrill (1870). It is extant. Its type is Echinaster. It was considered monophyletic by Gale (1987) and Mah and Blake (2012).

It was assigned to Leptognathina by Spencer and Wright (1966); to Valvatida by Gale (1987); and to Spinulosida by Perrier (1884), Blake (1989) and Mah and Blake (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1870Echinasteridae Verrill p. 343
1884Echinasteridae Perrier p. 164
1966Echinasteridae Spencer and Wright p. U70
1987Echinasteridae Gale p. 125
1989Echinasteridae Blake p. 213
2012Echinasteridae Mah and Blake p. 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Spinulosida()
familyEchinasteridae
familyEchinasteridae

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