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Fayoumaster pharaonum

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Goniasteridae

Taxonomy
Fayoumaster pharaonum was named by Roman and Strougo (1987). It is not extant. Its type specimen is Holotype MNHN RO6448, paratypes on MNHN RO6448 and RO6449. It is the type species of Fayoumaster.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Fayoumaster pharaonum Roman and Strougo pp. 38-43 figs. figs. 2-4, pl. 1-2

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

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
J. Roman and A. Strougo 1987As for the genus.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: high Mg calcitef
Ontogeny: accretion, addition of partsp
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: detritivoref
Vision: limitedc
Dispersal: waterf
Dispersal 2: planktonicf
Created: 2007-10-02 04:01:50
Modified: 2007-10-02 06:05:14
Source: f = family, c = class, p = phylum
References: Blake 1990, Aberhan et al. 2004, Aberhan 1992

Age range: base of the Middle Eocene to the top of the Late/Upper Eocene or 48.60000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Eocene - Late/Upper Eocene48.6 - 33.9Egypt Fayoumaster pharaonum (3290)