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Archasteridae

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Archasteridae

Taxonomy
Archasteridae was named by Viguier (1878). It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Mah and Blake (2012).

It was assigned to Granulosina by Spencer and Wright (1966); to Tripedicellaria by Gale (2011); and to Valvatida by Blake (1989) and Mah and Blake (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Archasteridae Viguier
1966Archasteridae Spencer and Wright p. 56
1989Archasteridae Blake p. 213
2011Archasteridae Gale p. 60
2012Archasteridae Mah and Blake p. 3

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

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