Stegophiura Matsumoto 1915 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: H. Matsumoto. 1915. A new classification of Ophiuroidea: with description of genera and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 67:43-92

Parent taxon: Ophiuridae according to R. Storc and J. Zitt 2008

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

Sister taxa: Felderophiura, Huangzhishania, Ophiocrossota, Ophioleucinae, Ophiura, Ophiurinae, Ophiurites

Subtaxa: Stegophiura eocaenus Stegophiura hagenowi Stegophiura nekvasilovae Stegophiura trispinosa

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

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of Poland (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (4), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (3), the Netherlands (1), Spain (1)

Total: 14 collections including 15 occurrences

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