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Oreasteridae  Fisher, 1911
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157041

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Pentaceros forcipulosus Lütken, 1865
    Pentaceros rugosus Hutton, 1872
    Pentaceropsis euphues Sluiter, 1895
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumEchinodermata Bruguičre, 1791 [ex Klein, 1734] – echinoderms, échinodermes, bolacha da praia, equinoderma, equinodermata, estrela do mar, ouriço do mar  
                ClassAsteroidea de Blainville, 1830 – étoiles de mer, stelléridés, estrela do mar, sea stars, starfishes, starfish, estrella de mar  
                   SuperorderValvatacea Blake, 1987  
                      OrderValvatida Perrier, 1884  
                         FamilyOreasteridae Fisher, 1911  
    Direct Children:  
                            Genus Acheronaster H. E. S. Clark, 1982  
                            Genus Anthaster Döderlein, 1915  
                            Genus Anthenea Gray, 1840  
                            Genus Astrosarkus Mah, 2003  
                            Genus Bothriaster Döderlein, 1916  
                            Genus Choriaster Lütken, 1869  
                            Genus Culcita L. Agassiz, 1836  
                            Genus Goniodiscaster H. L. Clark, 1909  
                            Genus Gymnanthenea H. L. Clark, 1938  
                            Genus Halityle Fisher, 1913  
                            Genus Monachaster Döderlein, 1916  
                            Genus Nectriaster H. L. Clark, 1946  
                            Genus Nidorellia Gray, 1840  
                            Genus Oreaster Müller & Troschel, 1842  
                            Genus Pentaceraster Döderlein, 1916  
                            Genus Pentaster Döderlein, 1935  
                            Genus Poraster Döderlein, 1916  
                            Genus Protoreaster Döderlein, 1916  
                            Genus Pseudanthenea Döderlein, 1915  
                            Genus Pseudoreaster Verrill, 1899  

  Expert: Christopher Mah  
  Notes: Research Collaborator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology (MRC163), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163   
  Reference for: Oreasteridae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Oreasteridae   
  Source: WoRMS - World Asteroidea Database, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at   
  Reference for: Oreasteridae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Clark, Ailsa M., and Maureen E. Downey  
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Starfishes of the Atlantic   
  Page(s): xxvi + 794   
  Publisher: Chapman and Hall   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-412-43280-3   
  Reference for: Oreasteridae   

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