Archaeophiomusium Hattin 1967 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiolepididae

Synonym: Ophiuraster Miller 1958 [replaced name]

Full reference: D. E. Hattin. 1967. Permian ophiuroids from northern Oklahoma. Journal of Paleontology 41(2):489-492

Parent taxon: Ophiolepididae according to D. E. Hattin 1967

See also Mayou 1969, Miller 1958, Miller 1963 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aplocoma, Enakomusium, Eozonella, Mesophiomusium, Ophiolepis, Ophiomastinae, Ophiomusium, Ophiozonella

Subtaxa: Archaeophiomusium andinum Archaeophiomusium bispinosum Archaeophiomusium burrisi

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (6: Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma collections), Venezuela (1)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Kansas)

Total: 8 collections including 9 occurrences

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