†family Stenasteridae Schuchert 1914 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Stenasteridae

Full reference: C. Schuchert. 1914. Fossilium Catalogus. 1: Animalia, pars 3, Stelleroidea palaeozoica. W. Junk, Berlin 1-53

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to D. B. Blake et al. 2016

See also Dean Shackleton 2005, Owen 1965, Schuchert 1915, Spencer 1927, Spencer 1951 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Ataxaster, Calclyra, Calclyridae, Calyptactis, Cheiropterasteridae, Encrinasteridae, Euryalida, Euzonosomatidae, Hallasteridae, Lumectaster, Muldaster, Myophiuridadup, Nodolanx, Oegophiurida, Oegophiuridea, Oegophiuroida, Ophiaulaxoides, Ophioma, Ophiopetagno, Ophiotrigonum, Ophiurella, Ophiurida, Ophiuridea, Phrynophiurida, Zygophiurae

Subtaxa: Aulactis Stenaster

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Type: Stenaster

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore-suspension feeder


• Silurian of Australia (1 collection)

• Ordovician of Canada (1: Ontario), Norway (1), United States (2: Kentucky, Utah)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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