Ophiocrossota Clark 1928 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: H. L. Clark. 1928. The sea-lilies, sea-stars, brittlestars and seaurchins of the South Australian Museum. Records of the South Australian Museum 3:361-482

Parent taxon: Ophiuridae according to D. B. Blake 1975

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Felderophiura, Huangzhishania, Ophioleucinae, Ophiura, Ophiurinae, Ophiurites, Stegophiura

Subtaxa: Ophiocrossota oweni

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

Distribution: found only at Parasequence I, Punta Maqueda (Miocene of Argentina)

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