Aspiduriella italica Crema 1895 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Alternative combination: Aspidura italica

Full reference: C. Crema. 1895. Addizioni agli echinodermi del Muschelkalk di Recoardo. Atti del Istituto Veneto di Scienze 54:854-861

Belongs to Aspiduriella according to D. P. Bolette 1998

See also Calzada and GutiƩrrez 1988, Crema 1895 and Radwanski 2002

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

Type specimen: Museo geologico di Torino, collection number unknown

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

Distribution: found only at Echinodermata, Muschelkalk, Recoaro (Triassic of Italy)

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