Muldaster Thuy et al. 2022 (brittle star)


Full reference: B. Thuy, M. E. Eriksson, M. Kutscher, J. Lindgren, L. D. Nurnberger-Thuy and D. F. Wright. 2022. Miniaturization during a Silurian environmental crisis generated the modern brittle star body plan. Communications Biology 5(14)

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to B. Thuy et al. 2022

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

Subtaxa: Muldaster haakei

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Type: Muldaster haakei

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

Distribution: found only at Former brick-yard near Mulde (Silurian of Sweden)

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