Stegophiura nekvasilovae Storc and Zitt 2008 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: R. Storc and J. Zitt. 2008. Late Turonian ophiuroids (Echinodermata) from the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic. Bulletin of Geosciences 83(2):123-140

Belongs to Stegophiura according to R. Storc and J. Zitt 2008

Sister taxa: Stegophiura eocaenus, Stegophiura hagenowi, Stegophiura trispinosa

Type specimen: Holotype O 6495, paratypes O 6496–O 6499, National Museum, Prague. Its type locality is Lafarge Cement Quarry, Úpohlavy, which is in a Turonian offshore wackestone/marl in the Teplice Formation of the Czech Republic.

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

Distribution: found only at Lafarge Cement Quarry, Úpohlavy

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