†class Ophiocistioidea Sollas 1899

Ophiocistioidea

Alternative spelling: Ophiocistia

Full reference: W. J. Sollas. 1899. Fossils in the University Museum, Oxford: I. On Silurian Echinoidea and Ophiuroidea. Geological Society of London, Quarterly Journal 55:692-715

Parent taxon: Eleutherozoa according to M. Reich and R. Haude 2004

See also Boczarowski 2001, Jell 1983, Sepkoski 2002 and Ubaghs 1953

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Branzoviella Eucladidae Linguaserridae Rhenosquamidae Rotasacciidae Sollasinidae Volchoviidae

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Germany (1 collection)

• Jurassic of France (1)

• Triassic of Italy (1), Slovenia (1)

• Permian of Germany (1), Iran (1), Italy (1), United States (3: Kansas, Texas)

• Virgilian of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Carboniferous of Afghanistan (1), Austria (1), Germany (1), United States (7: Indiana, Missouri, Montana)

• Mississippian of Afghanistan (1)

• Devonian of Australia (3), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (2), Poland (13)

• Silurian of the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 44 collections including 64 occurrences

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