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Asteriidae

Asteroidea - Asteriidae

Taxonomy
Asteriidae was named by Gray (1840) [Initial spelling "Asteriadae" corrected by Sladen (1889)]. It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Gale (1987) and Mah and Blake (2012).

It was assigned to Asteriadina by Spencer and Wright (1966) and Hess (1972); to Forcipulatida by Gale (2011) and Gale (2011); and to Forcipulatida by Perrier (1894), Gale (1987), Blake (1989) and Mah and Blake (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Asteriidae Gray p. 178
1894Asteriidae Perrier p. 105
1966Asteriidae Spencer and Wright p. U75
1972Asteriidae Hess p. 27
1987Asteriidae Gale p. 126
1989Asteriidae Blake p. 213
2011Asteriidae Gale p. 60
2012Asteriidae Mah and Blake p. 3

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

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