Aspidura idahoensis Clark and Twitchell 1915 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: W. B. Clark and M. W. Twitchell. 1915. The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Echinodermata of the United States. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 54:1-341

Belongs to Aspidura according to W. B. Clark and M. W. Twitchell 1915

Sister taxa: Aspiduriella camuna, Aspiduriella dorae, Aspiduriella italica, Aspiduriella ludeni, Aspiduriella montserratensis, Aspiduriella scutellata, Aspiduriella similis, Aspiduriella streichani, Aspidura (Hemiglypha), Aspidura (Amphiglypha)

Type specimen: Its type locality is Ophiuroidea, Lower Triassic, Paris Canyon, Idaho, USA, which is in a Triassic deep subtidal limestone in Idaho

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

Distribution:

• Triassic of United States (2: Idaho collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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