Order Phrynophiurida Matsumoto 1915 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Phrynophiurida

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, Haude and Thomas 1983, Matsumoto 1915 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Ataxaster, Calclyra, Calclyridae, Calyptactis, Cheiropterasteridae, Encrinasteridae, Euryalida, Euzonosomatidae, Hallasteridae, Lumectaster, Muldaster, Myophiuridadup, Nodolanx, Oegophiurida, Oegophiuridea, Oegophiuroida, Ophiaulaxoides, Ophioma, Ophiopetagno, Ophiotrigonum, Ophiurella, Ophiurida, Ophiuridea, Stenasteridae, Zygophiurae

Subtaxa: Euryalina Trichasteridae

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Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder


• Triassic of Australia (1 collection), Austria (2), China (1), Iran (1)

• Carboniferous of United States (3: Alabama, Indiana)

• Devonian of Australia (1), Germany (4), Poland (2)

Total: 15 collections including 17 occurrences

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