Ophiomyxa Müller and Troschel 1842 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiomyxidae

Full reference: J. Müller and F.H. Troschel. 1842. System der Asteriden. F. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1-147

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

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

Sister taxa: Ophiobyrsinae, Ophiomyxinae, Ophioscolex

Subtaxa: Ophiomyxa curvata Ophiomyxa jekerica Ophiomyxa rhipidata

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (2 collections)

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

Total: 10 collections including 15 occurrences

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