Amphioplus Verrill 1899 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Amphiuridae

Full reference: A. E. Verrill. 1899. Report on the Ophiuroidea collected by the Bahamas Expedition from the University of Iowa in 1893. Bulletin of the University of Iowa 5:1-86

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

See also Berry 1941, Matsumoto 1915, Sepkoski 2002 and Verrill 1899

Sister taxa: Amphiura, Amphiurinae, Bibophiura, Deckersamphiura, Nullamphiura, Ophiactininae, Ophiocnida, Xanthamphiura

Subtaxa: Amphioplus uchigoensis Amphioplus venezuelanus

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Ecology: semi-infaunal detritivore-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Asagai FM, Oligocene, Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan (Oligocene of Japan)

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