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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMortensenia da Costa, 1941 
AphiaID: 378942

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteroidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorForcipulatacea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorForcipulatida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteriidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMortensenia (Genus)
Status nomen nudum (probably Sclerasterias according to AM Clark in Clark & Downey 1992: 415, 449)
Rank Genus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteriidae Gray, 1840
Source  original description Costa, A.A. Elias da. (1941). Un genre nouveau et une espece nouvelle de la faune echinologique-communication a la Commission International Permanente de la Nomenclatue Zoologique. Investigations et Publication subsidiees par le Instituto para a alta cultura de Lisbonne. 20 pp.
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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMortensenia lusitanica da Costa, 1941 (nomen nudum, probably Sclerasterias according to AM Clark in Clark & Downey 1992: 415, 449)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus A NOMEN NUDUM according to Da Costa (1952), preoccupied by Mortensenia Doderlein, 1905-Echinoidea and renamed Carlasterias, which is probably a synonym of Sclerasterias according to A.M. Clark in Clark & Downey (1992: 415, 449). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:378942
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2008-12-29 02:59:07Z  created  Mah, Christopher
2017-06-20 22:30:26Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2017). Mortensenia da Costa, 1941. In: Mah, C.L. (2017). World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=378942 on 2017-06-29
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