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Protothyraster priscus

Asteroidea -

Taxonomy
Rhopia prisca was named by de Loriol (1874). Its type specimen is Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève A VII-84-28131 and is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Protothyraster, Rhopia.

It was recombined as Protothyraster priscus by Hess (1970), Hess (1974) and Gale (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1874Rhopia prisca de Loriol p. 18 figs. pl. 2 fig. 2
1970Protothyraster priscus Hess p. 4 fig. 4
1974Protothyraster priscus Hess p. 658
2011Protothyraster priscus Gale p. 60

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Tripedicellaria
Forcipulatida()
genusProtothyraster
speciespriscus()

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