Order Oegophiurida Matsumoto 1915 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida

Full reference: H. Matsumoto. 1915. A new classification of Ophiuroidea: with description of genera and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 67:43-92

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Boczarowski 2001, Harper and Morris 1978, Haude and Thomas 1983, Hunter et al. 2007, Jell 1997, Jell and Theron 1999, Sepkoski 2002 and Webster et al. 1999

Sister taxa: Ataxaster, Calclyra, Calclyridae, Calyptactis, Cheiropterasteridae, Encrinasteridae, Euryalida, Euzonosomatidae, Hallasteridae, Lumectaster, Maydena, Myophiuroida, Oegophiuridea, Oegophiuroida, Ophiaulaxoides, Ophioma, Ophiotrigonum, Ophiurella, Ophiurida, Ophiuridea, Phrynophiurida, Stenaster, Stenasteridae

Subtaxa: Lysophiurina Zeugophiurina

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

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