Ophiothrix Müller and Troschel 1840 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiothricidae

Full reference: J. Müller and F.H. Troschel. 1840. Über die Gattungen der Ophiuren. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin 6:327-330

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

See also Jagt 2000, Ljungman 1867, Matsumoto 1915 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxon: Ophiothela

Subtaxa: Ophiothrix bongaertsi Ophiothrix cristata Ophiothrix royeri

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Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1 collection), Denmark (1), Germany (1), the Netherlands (1)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 5 collections including 7 occurrences

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