Lumectaster Jell 1997 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea

Full reference: P. Jell. 1997. Early Carboniferous ophiuroids from Crawfordsville, Indiana. Journal of Paleontology 71(2):306-316

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to P. Jell 1997

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Lumectaster howelli

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Type: Lumectaster howelli

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

Distribution: found only at Inexact locality near Crawfordsville, unknown formation, Montgomery Co., Indiana (Carboniferous of Indiana)

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