Ophiolepis Müller and Troschel 1840 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiolepididae

Full reference: J. Müller and F.H. Troschel. 1840. Über die Gattungen der Ophiuren. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin 6:327-330

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

See also Jagt 2000, Ljungman 1867, Matsumoto 1915, Spencer and Wright 1966 and Wolburg 1939

Sister taxa: Aplocoma, Archaeophiomusium, Enakomusium, Eozonella, Mesophiomusium, Ophiomastinae, Ophiomusium, Ophiozonella

Subtaxa: Ophiolepis bertrandi Ophiolepis falsa Ophiolepis gracilis Ophiolepis granulata Ophiolepis linea Ophiolepis shaanxiensis Ophiolepis ulmensis

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore


• Quaternary of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

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

• Jurassic of Germany (1)

• Triassic of China (2), France (1)

Total: 10 collections including 13 occurrences

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