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Comptoniaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1983Comptoniaster Breton
1992Comptoniaster Breton p. 217
2008Comptoniaster Villier p. 153
2010Comptoniaster Blake p. 184
2010Comptoniaster Villier p. 708
2011Comptoniaster Gale p. 59

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyGoniasteridae
genusComptoniaster

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
G. Breton 1992Long and slender arms (occasionally obtuse). Interbrachial arc straight or slightly concave. R:r ratio between 2 and 3 in adults. Marginal plates numerous, short, wider in the disc and the base of the arm. Superomarginal rows separated by at least one row of abactinal plates all along the arm. Ornament of fine and dense granule-pits. Pedicellariae-pits large, elongate and numerous, when present.