Ophiotitanos pilleri Thuy and Kroh 2011 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: B. Thuy and A. Kroh. 2011. Barremian ophiuroids from the Serre de Bleyton (DrĂ´me, SE France). Annalen des Naturhistorisches Museums in Wien, Serie A 113:777-807

Belongs to Ophiotitanos according to B. Thuy and A. Kroh 2011

Sister taxa: Ophiotitanos laevis, Ophiotitanos magnus, Ophiotitanos smithi, Ophiotitanos tenuis

Type specimen: Holotype NHMW 2010/0356/0017, paratypes NHMW 2010/0356/0018, 2010/0356/0019, GZG.INV.30572, an other. Its type locality is Serre de Bleyton, Arnayon, which is in a Barremian submarine fan marl in France.

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

Distribution: found only at Serre de Bleyton, Arnayon

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