Ophiactis Lütken 1856 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiactidae

Full reference: F. C. Lütken. 1856. Bitrag til kundskab om Slangestjernerne. II. Oversigt over de vestindiske Ophiurer. Videnskabelinge Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening 1856:1-26

Parent taxon: Ophiactidae according to L. Martin-Medrano et al. 2009

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

Sister taxon: Ophiopholis

Subtaxa: Ophiactis applegatei Ophiactis sulcata

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Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1 collection), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (1), Mexico (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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