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Aeropsidae

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Aeropsidae is a family of echinoderms belonging to the order Spatangoida.[1] It contains one extant genus. There are also eight extinct genera, most of which fall in the subfamily Corasterinae.[2]

History

Initially, a large number of genera were included on the basis of their apetaloid ambulacra. This, however, resulted in the inclusuon of a number of unrelated genera some of which are holasteroid, and others that are spatangoid.[3] Later, Mortensen included just two genera - Aceste and Aeropsis. The two forms are very different in test architecture. Aceste is now considered to be an apetaloid derivative of Proraster and is nor believed to be closely related to Aeropsidae.[3]

Genera

The following genera are recognised:[2]

Subfamily Corasterinae Lambert & Thiéry, 1924

No subfamily

  • Aeropsis Mortensen, 1907
  • Sphenaster Jeffery, 1999 (Protaeropsis was suggested as an alternative by Doweld in 2016 as Sphenaster is a junior homonym of Sphenaster Wilcoxon, 1970, a fossil protist genus (Haptomonada).[4]

References

  1. ^ "Aeropsidae". www.gbif.org. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Aeropsidae Lambert, 1896". WoRMS. Archived from the original on 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  3. ^ a b "Aeropsidae". Natural History Museum. Archived from the original on 2021-08-18. Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  4. ^ Doweld, Alexander B. (2016-07-21). "Protaeropsis, a new replacement generic name for fossil Sphenaster Jeffery, 1999 (Echinoidea: Spatangida) nec Wilcoxon, 1970 (Protista: Haptomonada)". Zootaxa. 4139 (3): 421. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4139.3.6. ISSN 1175-5334.
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Aeropsidae: Brief Summary

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Aeropsidae is a family of echinoderms belonging to the order Spatangoida. It contains one extant genus. There are also eight extinct genera, most of which fall in the subfamily Corasterinae.

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