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Odontaster  Verrill, 1880
Taxonomic Serial No.: 156978

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Gnathaster Sladen, 1889
    Gnathodon Verrill, 1899
    Peridontaster Koehler, 1920
    Epidontaster Koehler, 1920
    Gymnognathaster Döderlein, 1928
    Asterodon Perrier, 1891
    Odontaster pusillus Koehler, 1907
  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  
          PhylumEchinodermata Bruguière, 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  
                         FamilyOdontasteridae Verrill, 1899  
                            GenusOdontaster Verrill, 1880  
    Direct Children:  
                               Species Odontaster aucklandensis McKnight, 1973  
                               Species Odontaster australis H. L. Clark, 1926  
                               Species Odontaster benhami (Mortensen, 1925)  
                               Species Odontaster crassus Fisher, 1905  
                               Species Odontaster cynthiae Janosik & Halanych, 2012  
                               Species Odontaster hispidus Verrill, 1880  
                               Species Odontaster mediterraneus (Marenzeller, 1893)  
                               Species Odontaster meridionalis (E. A. Smith, 1876)  
                               Species Odontaster pearsei Janosik & Halanych, 2010  
                               Species Odontaster penicillatus (Philippi, 1870)  
                               Species Odontaster robustus Verrill, 1899  
                               Species Odontaster rosagemmae McKnight, 2001  
                               Species Odontaster roseus Janosik & Halanych, 2010  
                               Species Odontaster setosus (Verrill, 1899)  
                               Species Odontaster validus Koehler, 1906  

  Expert: Christopher Mah  
  Notes: Research Collaborator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology (MRC163), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163   
  Reference for: Odontaster    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Odontaster   
  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: Odontaster   
  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: Odontaster   

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