Aspiduriella Bolette 1998 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Invalid subtaxa: Aspidura Agassiz 1836 [replaced name], Asterites Blumenbach 1803 [replaced name]

Full reference: D. P. Bolette. 1998. Aspiduriella nom. n. for the genus Aspidura Agassiz 1835 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiuridae): preoccupied by Aspidura Wagler, 1830 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Journal of Paleontology 72(2):401-402

Parent taxon: Ophiurinae according to A. Radwanski 2002

See also Agassiz 1835, Bolette 1998, Calzada and GutiƩrrez 1988, Pohlig 1878, Salamon and Boczarowski 2003, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Wright 1966

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

Subtaxa: Aspidura (Amphiglypha) Aspidura (Hemiglypha) Aspiduriella camuna Aspiduriella dorae Aspiduriella italica Aspiduriella ludeni Aspiduriella montserratensis Aspiduriella scutellata Aspiduriella similis Aspiduriella streichani

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

Distribution:

• Triassic of Bulgaria (1 collection), Germany (6), Italy (3), Poland (7), Slovenia (1), Spain (1)

Total: 19 collections including 22 occurrences

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