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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDisasteroida † 
AphiaID: 593407

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinoidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuechinoidea (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrregularia (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtelostomata (Superorder)
Authority Mintz, 1968
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (paraphyletic)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDisasteridae Gras, 1848 †
Rank Order
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtelostomata
Source  original description Mintz, L. W. 1968. Echinoids of the Mesozoic families Collyritidae d'Orbigny, 1853 and Disasteridae Gras, 1848. Journal of Paleontology 42, 1272-1288.
page(s): 1287 [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range fossil only
Link Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Echinoid Directory 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Endocyclic or exocyclic Atelostomata with a disjunct apical system; protosternous, meridosternous or amphisternous plastron; and typically with phyllodes, but no floscelle. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus As defined by Mintz (1968: p. 1287), the order Disasteroida would include the genera Disaster L. Agassiz, 1836 and Acrolusia Lambert, 1920. A recent phylogenetic analysis by Barras (2007: p. 150) confirms the close relationship of the two taxa, but shows that they are stem-group members of the order Spatangoida and that the order Disasteroida is paraphyletic.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:593407
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2012-01-08 00:25:54Z  created  Kroh, Andreas
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  Citation: Kroh, A. (2014). Disasteroida. In: Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2014) World Echinoidea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=593407 on 2014-10-22
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