†family Ophiurinidae Gregory 1897 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiurinidae

Full reference: J. W. Gregory. 1897. On the classification of the Palaeozoic echinoderms of the group Ophiuroidea. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896:1028-1044

Parent taxon: Chilophiurina according to W. K. Spencer and C. W. Wright 1966

See also Calzada and GutiƩrrez 1988, Haude and Thomas 1983, Owen 1965 and Schuchert 1915

Sister taxa: Aganasteridae, Dermocomidae

Subtaxa: Argentinaster Ophiaulax Ophiurina Silesiaster Stephanoura Stephanouropsis Syntomospina

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Type: Ophiurina

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


• Triassic of China (1 collection), Spain (1)

• Permian of China (1)

• Devonian of Argentina (1), Germany (7)

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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