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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterometridae Gislén, 1924 
AphiaID: 246667

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCrinozoa (Subphylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCrinoidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArticulata (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatulida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorComatulidina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTropiometroidea (Superfamily)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTropiometroidea AH Clark, 1908
Sources  original description Gislén T (1924) Echinoderm studies. Zool. Bidrag från Uppsala 9, 330 p., 349 fig. [details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterometra AH Clark, 1907
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterometra AH Clark, 1909
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinometra Yulin, 1984
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis A family of Tropiometracea with centrodorsal small, five-sided, low columnar to subconical; apex low conical to concave, often with 5 radial tubercles; aboral star sometimes present; cirrus sockets in 10 columns, commonly separated by radial and interradial furrows or ridges. Adoral surface of centrodorsal with multiple, deep radial pits, which may form canals to aboral star in juveniles. Cirri of >50 segments; distal cirrals with aboral spine, except in Simometra; rod-shaped basals not united around centrodorsal cavity; radial muscular fossae steep, high, and narrow; radial cavity with central plug; up to 30 arms; radials and proximal brachials often with median ridge, distal brachials angular in section. Pinnules with distinct ambulacral covering plates.
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:246667
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Date   action   by
2007-10-10 10:48:29Z  created  Messing, Charles
2011-02-23 10:48:32Z  changed  Messing, Charles
2012-10-25 20:39:55Z  changed  Messing, Charles
  
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  Citation: Messing, C. (2014). Asterometridae Gislén, 1924. In: Messing, C. (2014) World List of Crinoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=246667 on 2014-09-18
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