Ophiura Lamarck 1801 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Synonyms: Ophioglypha Lyman 1860, Ophiura (Ophioglypha) Lyman 1860

Full reference: J. -B. Lamarck. 1801. Système des Animaux sans Vertèbres, ou Tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux. 8:1-432

Parent taxon: Ophiuridae according to S. Stöhr et al. 2011

See also Barbier et al. 1957, Berry 1941, Clark and Twitchell 1915, Lyman 1860, Matsumoto 1915, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Wolburg 1939

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

Subtaxa: Ophioglypha bridgerensis Ophioglypha paronai Ophioglypha pulchra Ophioglypha utahensis Ophiura (Aspidura) Ophiura (Ophioglypha) estarensis Ophiura achatae Ophiura astonensis Ophiura bartonensis Ophiura bognoriensis Ophiura carpelloides Ophiura costata Ophiura cretacea Ophiura cunliffei Ophiura davisi Ophiura furiae Ophiura graysonensis Ophiura hendleri Ophiura kunradeca Ophiura marylandica Ophiura olifex Ophiura ophiura Ophiura paucilepis Ophiura serrata Ophiura sternbergica Ophiura straini Ophiura texana Ophiura tinurtiensis Ophiura travisana Ophiura wetherelli

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


• Quaternary of Greenland (1 collection), Italy (2)

• Pliocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Miocene of Chile (1), United States (1: Maryland)

• Oligocene of Germany (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1)

• Paleocene of United States (2: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), Canada (1: Yukon), the Czech Republic (9), Denmark (1), France (7), Germany (3), the Netherlands (3), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (6: New Mexico, Texas)

• Jurassic of France (3), Germany (4), Luxembourg (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 58 collections each including a single occurrence

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