Stegophiura hagenowi Rasmussen 1950 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Alternative combination: Ophiura hagenowi

Invalid subtaxa: Ophiura (Aspidura) granulosa von Hagenow 1840 [replaced name], Ophiura tener Müller 1950

Full reference: H. W. Rasmussen. 1950. Cretaceous Asteroidea and Ophiuroidea with a special reference to the species found in Denmark. Denmarks Geologiske Undersogelse 2:1-134

Belongs to Stegophiura according to J. W. M. Jagt 2000

See also Boehm 1889, Helm et al. 1999, Jagt and Kutscher 1998, Kutscher 1998, Kutscher and Jagt 2000, Maryanska and Popiel-Barczyk 1969, Müller 1950, Rasmussen 1951, Rasmussen 1972 and von Hagenow 1840

Sister taxa: Stegophiura eocaenus, Stegophiura nekvasilovae, Stegophiura trispinosa

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

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Poland (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (3), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (3), the Netherlands (1), Spain (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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