Ophiarachna Müller and Troschel 1842 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiodermatidae

Full reference: J. Müller and F.H. Troschel. 1842. System der Asteriden. F. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1-147

Parent taxon: Ophiodermatidae according to M Kutscher and L Villier 2003

See also Jagt 2000, Matsumoto 1915 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Ophiarachninae, Ophioderma, Ophiodermatinae, Ophiopeza, Palaeocoma

Subtaxa: Ophiarachna liasica Ophiarachna martinblomi

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Netherlands (1 collection)

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

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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