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Asterinidae

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Asterinidae

Taxonomy
Asterinidae was named by Gray (1840). It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Gale (1987) and paraphyletic by Mah and Blake (2012).

It was assigned to Leptognathina by Spencer and Wright (1966) and Hess (1972); to Spinulosida by Gale (2011); and to Valvatida by Perrier (1893), Gale (1987), Blake (1989), Mah and Blake (2012) and Gale (2020).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Asterinidae Gray p. 228
1893Asterinidae Perrier p. 849
1966Asterinidae Spencer and Wright p. U68
1972Asterinidae Hess p. 22
1987Asterinidae Gale p. 125
1989Asterinidae Blake p. 213
2011Asterinidae Gale p. 62
2012Asterinidae Mah and Blake p. 3
2020Asterinidae Gale p. 5

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumEleutherozoa
Asterozoa()
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyAsterinidae
familyAsterinidae

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.

Fm. Asterinidae Gray 1840
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G. †Chaetasterina Hess 1970
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Invalid names: Asterininae Gray 1840 [empty]
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: high Mg calcitef
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Grouping: solitaryf
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: detritivoref
Vision: limitedc
Dispersal: waterf
Dispersal 2: planktonicf
Created: 2007-10-02 04:04:45
Modified: 2009-09-04 14:19:49
Source: f = family, c = class, p = phylum
References: Blake 1990, Aberhan 1992, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: Late/Upper Hauterivian or 136.40000 to 130.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 130.0 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Hauterivian136.4 - 130.0Switzerland (Neuchatel) Chaetasterina gracilis (31986)