Suborder Euryalina Lamarck 1816 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Phrynophiurida

Full reference: J. -B. Lamarck. 1816. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres, présentant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rattachent. 1(2):522-568

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

See also Boczarowski 2001 and Haude and Thomas 1983

Sister taxon: Trichasteridae

Subtaxa: Asteronychidae Asteroschematidae Eospondylidae Gorgonocephalidae Onychasteridae

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Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Austria (1 collection), Germany (1)

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (3), Denmark (1), Germany (1), Sweden (1)

• Triassic of Australia (1), Austria (2), China (1), Iran (1)

• Osagean of United States (1: Indiana)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Alabama, Indiana)

• Devonian of Australia (1), Germany (4), Poland (2)

Total: 23 collections including 27 occurrences

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