Amphiura Forbes 1843 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Amphiuridae

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1843. On the Radiata of the Eastern Mediterranean. Part I, Ophiuridae. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 19:143-153

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

See also Jagt 2000, Matsumoto 1915, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Storc 2004

Sister taxa: Amphioplus, Amphiurinae, Bibophiura, Deckersamphiura, Nullamphiura, Ophiactininae, Ophiocnida, Xanthamphiura

Subtaxa: Amphiura cretacea Amphiura lymani Amphiura plana Amphiura sanctaecrucis

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Ecology: semi-infaunal detritivore-suspension feeder


• Miocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), the Czech Republic (3), Denmark (1), France (1), Germany (2), Mexico (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: California)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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