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Ophiuroidea  Gray, 1840
Taxonomic Serial No.: 157325

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Class  
  Synonym(s): Cryptosyringida Smith, 1984
  Common Name(s): basket stars
    snake stars
    ofi˙ro [Portuguese]
    serpente do mar [Portuguese]
    ophiures [French]
    basket stars [English]
    brittle stars [English]
    brittlestars [English]
    snake stars [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumEchinodermata Klein, 1734 – echinoderms, Úchinodermes, bolacha da praia, equinoderma, equinodermata, estrela do mar, ourišo do mar  
                ClassOphiuroidea Gray, 1840 – basket stars, brittlestars, snake stars, ofi˙ro, serpente do mar, ophiures, basket stars, brittle stars, brittlestars, snake stars  
    Direct Children:  
                   Order Oegophiurida   
                   Order Ophiurida MŘller and Troschel, 1840 – basket stars, serpent stars, basket stars, serpent stars 
                   Order Phrynophiurida Matsumoto, 1915 – euryhaline brittle stars, euryhaline brittle stars 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: ophiures[French]   
  Source: CRIA-Brazil, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: ofi˙ro[Portuguese], serpente do mar [Portuguese]   
  Source: ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management Hierarchy, document (version Animalia)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2013. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall   
  Reference for: Ophiuroidea   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ophiuroidea, basket stars   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brusca, Richard C., and Gary J. Brusca  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Invertebrates, Second Edition   
  Page(s): xx + 936   
  Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.   
  Publication Place: Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-87893-097-3   
  Reference for: Ophiuroidea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Andrew B.  
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title: Classification of the Echinodermata   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Palaeontology, vol 27, pt. 3   
  Page(s): 431-459   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0031-0239   
  Reference for: Ophiuroidea   

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