Ophiotitanos Spencer 1907 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: W. K. Spencer. 1907. A Monograph of the British Fossil Echinodermata from the Cretaceous formations. Volume second: The Asteroidea and Ophiuroidea. Paleontographical Society Monographs 2(4):91-132

Parent taxon: Ophiurinae according to B. Thuy and A. Kroh 2011

See also Jagt 2000, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Storc and Zitt 2008

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

Subtaxa: Ophiotitanos laevis Ophiotitanos magnus Ophiotitanos pilleri Ophiotitanos smithi Ophiotitanos tenuis

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

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 4 collections including 7 occurrences

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