Ophiurella Agassiz 1836 (brittle star)


Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1836. Prodrome d'une monographie des radiaires ou échinodermes. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel 1:168-199

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Ataxaster, Calclyra, Calclyridae, Calyptactis, Cheiropterasteridae, Encrinasteridae, Euryalida, Euzonosomatidae, Hallasteridae, Lumectaster, Muldaster, Myophiuridadup, Nodolanx, Oegophiurida, Oegophiuridea, Oegophiuroida, Ophiaulaxoides, Ophioma, Ophiopetagno, Ophiotrigonum, Ophiurida, Ophiuridea, Phrynophiurida, Stenasteridae, Zygophiurae

Subtaxa: Ophiurella bispinosa Ophiurella speciosa Ophiurella viguieri

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Type: Ophiura speciosa

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


• Jurassic of France (4 collections), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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