Aspiduriella scutellata Blumenbach 1803 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Alternative combinations: Aspidura scutellata, Asterites scutellatus

Synonyms: Aspidura (Hemiglypha) loricata Goldfuss 1833, Aspidura loricata Goldfuss 1833, Ophiura loricata Goldfuss 1833

Full reference: J. F. Blumenbach. 1803. Specimen Archaeologiae Telluris terrarumque inprimis Hannoveranarum. H. Dieterich, Göttingen 1-28

Belongs to Aspiduriella according to A. Radwanski 2002

See also Agassiz 1835, Assmann 1937, Benecke 1886, Blumenbach 1803, Boehm 1889, Bolette 1998, Calzada and Gutiérrez 1988, d'Orbigny 1850, Eck 1865, Eck 1879, Fraas 1888, Goldfuss 1833, Heller 1959, Hess 1965, Kutscher 1940, Müller 1976, Picard 1889, Pohlig 1878, Schmidt 1928, Spencer and Wright 1966 and von Zittel 1883

Sister taxa: Aspiduriella camuna, Aspiduriella dorae, Aspiduriella italica, Aspiduriella ludeni, Aspiduriella montserratensis, Aspiduriella similis, Aspiduriella streichani, Aspidura idahoensis, Aspidura (Hemiglypha), Aspidura (Amphiglypha)

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

Distribution:

• Triassic of Germany (3 collections), Poland (1), Spain (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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