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Mah, C.L. (2017). Overview of the Ferdina-like Goniasteridae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) including a new subfamily, three new genera and fourteen new species. Zootaxa. 4271(1): 1-72.
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Mah, C.L.
2017
Overview of the Ferdina-like Goniasteridae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) including a new subfamily, three new genera and fourteen new species
Zootaxa
4271(1): 1-72
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Recent assignment of some goniasterid-like Ophidiasteridae into the Goniasteridae has led to further re-evaluation of other ophidiasterids as possible goniasterids. This led to the discovery of new genera and species supported by a distinctive set of characteristics which support a new subfamily, the Ferdininae, a group originally outlined by Marsh and Price (1991) within the Goniasteridae. The historical Ophidiasteridae is paraphyletic and includes several nominal ophidiasterid genera (e.g., Fromia, Neoferdina, etc.). Newly described material has led to the inclusion of six genera,within this group, of which three, Bathyferdina n. gen., Eosaster n. gen., and Kanakaster n. gen., are newly described. Fourteen new species in five genera are described. This includes Bathyferdina aireyae n. gen., n. sp., Eosaster nadiae n. gen., n. sp., Ferdina mena n. sp., Kanakaster balutensis n. gen., n. sp., Kanakaster convexus n. gen., n. sp., Kanakaster discus n. gen., n. sp., Kanakaster larae n. gen., n. sp., Kanakaster plinthinos n. gen., n. sp., Kanakaster solidus n. gen., n. sp., Neoferdina annae n. sp., Neoferdina antigorum, n. sp., Neoferdina momo, n. sp., Neoferdina oni, n. sp., and Paraferdina plakos, n. sp. Identification, keys, synopses, and description of these taxa are included.
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Bathyferdina Mah, 2017 (original description)
Bathyferdina aireyae Mah, 2017 (original description)
Celerina heffernani (Livingstone, 1931) accepted as Fromia heffernani (Livingstone, 1931) (new combination reference)
Eosaster Mah, 2017 (original description)
Eosaster nadiae Mah, 2017 (original description)
Ferdina Gray, 1840 (additional source)
Ferdina Gray, 1840 (taxonomy source)
Ferdina mena Mah, 2017 (original description)
Ferdininae Mah, 2017 (original description)
Kanakaster Mah, 2017 (original description)
Kanakaster balutensis Mah, 2017 (original description)
Kanakaster convexus Mah, 2017 (original description)
Kanakaster discus Mah, 2017 (original description)
Kanakaster larae Mah, 2017 (original description)
Kanakaster plinthinos Mah, 2017 (original description)
Kanakaster solidus Mah, 2017 (original description)
Neoferdina Livingstone, 1931 (taxonomy source)
Neoferdina annae Mah, 2017 (original description)
Neoferdina antigorum Mah, 2017 (original description)
Neoferdina gigantea (Liao, 1982) (new combination reference)
Neoferdina momo Mah, 2017 (original description)
Neoferdina oni Mah, 2017 (original description)
Paraferdina James, 1973 (taxonomy source)
Paraferdina laccadivensis James, 1973 (additional source)
Paraferdina plakos Mah, 2017 (original description)
Sinoferdina gigantea Liao, 1982 accepted as Neoferdina gigantea (Liao, 1982) (new combination reference)
Madagascar for Ferdina mena Mah, 2017 
New Caledonia for Eosaster Mah, 2017 
New Caledonia for Kanakaster solidus Mah, 2017 
Philippines for Kanakaster balutensis Mah, 2017 
South African part of the Indian Ocean for Ferdina mena Mah, 2017 
South African part of the Indian Ocean for Kanakaster larae Mah, 2017 
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