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Plesiosolaster moretonis

Asteroidea - Plesiosolasteridae

Taxonomy
Solaster moretonis was named by Forbes (1856). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Holotype BMNH 40421. Its type locality is Echinoderms, Oberer Hauptrogenstein, Late Bajocian, Schinznach, Aargau, which is in a Bajocian open shallow subtidal grainstone/marl in Switzerland.

It was recombined as Brachisolaster moretonis by Blake (1993); it was recombined as Plesiosolaster moretonis by Hess (1972), Villier (2010) and Gale (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Solaster moretonis Forbes pp. 1-3 figs. pl. 1
1863Solaster moretonis Wright pp. 104-106 figs. pl. 4, fig. 1
1876Solaster moretonis Quenstedt p. 96 figs. pl. 93, fig. 33
1966Solaster moretonis Spencer and Wright p. U67 figs. fig. 61.2
1972Plesiosolaster moretonis Hess pp. 20-22 figs. fig. 21-22; pl. 2, fig. 4; pl. 11, fig.
1993Brachisolaster moretonis Blake pp. 148-150 figs. fig. 1.2, 1.5; fig. 2.1-4
1993Solaster moretonis Lewis p. 64
2010Plesiosolaster moretonis Villier
2011Plesiosolaster moretonis Gale p. 62

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
classAsteroidea
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderSurculifera
Spinulosida()
suborderEugnathina
familyPlesiosolasteridae
genusPlesiosolaster
speciesmoretonis()

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
D. B. Blake 1993Same as for the genus, by monotypy