Amphiophiura Matsumoto 1915 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

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: Ophiurinae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Berry 1937, Matsumoto 1915, Sepkoski 2002 and Thuy and Kroh 2011

Sister taxa: Aspiduriella, Cholaster, Ophiocten, Ophiotitanos, Praeaplocoma

Subtaxa: Amphiophiura oligocenica

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

Distribution: found only at Serre de Bleyton, Arnayon (Cretaceous of France)

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