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Asterinidae  Gray, 1840
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157120

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Asterinopsis Verrill, 1913
    Desmopatiria Verrill, 1913
    Asterinopsis penicillaris (Lamarck, 1816)
    Asterias penicillaris Lamarck, 1816
    Asteriscus penicillaris Müller & Troschel, 1842
    Marginaster littoralis Dartnall, 1970
    Desmopatiria flexilis Verrill, 1913
  Common Name(s): cushion stars [English]
  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 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  
                         FamilyAsterinidae Gray, 1840 – cushion stars  
    Direct Children:  
                            Genus Ailsastra O'Loughlin & Rowe, 2005  
                            Genus Allopatiria Verrill, 1913  
                            Genus Anseropoda Nardo, 1834  
                            Genus Aquilonastra O'Loughlin in O'Loughlin & Waters, 2004  
                            Genus Asterina Nardo, 1834  
                            Genus Asterinides Verrill, 1913  
                            Genus Callopatiria Verrill, 1913  
                            Genus Cryptasterina Dartnall, Byrne, Collins & Hart, 2003  
                            Genus Disasterina Perrier, 1875  
                            Genus Indianastra O'Loughlin in O'Loughlin & Waters, 2004  
                            Genus Kampylaster Koehler, 1920  
                            Genus Manasterina H. L. Clark, 1938  
                            Genus Meridiastra O'Loughlin, 2002  
                            Genus Nepanthia Gray, 1840  
                            Genus Paranepanthia Fisher, 1917  
                            Genus Parvulastra O'Loughlin in O'Loughlin & Waters, 2004  
                            Genus Patiria Gray, 1840  
                            Genus Patiriella Verrill, 1913  
                            Genus Pseudasterina Aziz & Jangoux, 1985  
                            Genus Pseudonepanthia A. H. Clark, 1916  
                            Genus Pseudopatiria O'Loughlin in O'Loughlin & Waters, 2004  
                            Genus Stegnaster Sladen, 1889  
                            Genus Tegulaster Livingstone, 1933  
                            Genus Tremaster Verrill, 1880  

  Expert: Christopher Mah  
  Notes: Research Collaborator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology (MRC163), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163   
  Reference for: Asterinidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Asterinidae   
  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: Asterinidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Clark, Ailsa M. / Jangoux, Michel, and John M. Lawrence, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: An index of names of recent Asteroidea, Part 2: Valvatida   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Echinoderm Studies, vol. 4   
  Page(s): 187-355   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 90-5410-1172, 0168-6100  
  Reference for: Asterinidae   

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