Ophiocten Lütken 1855 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: C. F. Lütken. 1855. Bitrag til kundskab om Slangestjernerne. I. Forelöbig oversigt over Grönlandshavets Ophiurer. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dasnk Naturhistorisk Forening 1854:95-104

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

See also Jagt 2000, Matsumoto 1915 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Ophiocten seeweni Ophiocten yvonnae

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

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of the Netherlands (1)

• Jurassic of France (1), Germany (3), Luxembourg (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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