Ophiacantha Müller and Troschel 1842 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiacanthidae

Full reference: J. Müller and F.H. Troschel. 1842. System der Asteriden. F. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1-147

Parent taxon: Ophiacanthinae according to R. Storc and J. Zitt 2008

See also Chapman 1934, Jagt 2000, Matsumoto 1915, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Ophiacantha biformis Ophiacantha binitorulosa Ophiacantha constricta Ophiacantha danica Ophiacantha dorecki Ophiacantha francojurassica Ophiacantha liesbergensis Ophiacantha punctata Ophiacantha rugosa Ophiacantha striata Ophiacantha subtilirugosa Ophiacantha suprajurassica Ophiacantha toarcensis

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore


• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), the Czech Republic (3), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (2), the Netherlands (1)

• Jurassic of France (5), Germany (3), Luxembourg (1), Switzerland (7), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of Australia (1), Iran (1)

Total: 32 collections including 48 occurrences

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