Felderophiura Jagt 1991 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: J. W. M. Jagt. 1991. A new ophiuroid from the Maastrichtian type area (Late Cretaceous, SE Netherlands, NE Belgium). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre 61:197-209

Parent taxon: Ophiuridae according to J. W. M. Jagt 2000

See also Jagt 1991

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

Subtaxa: Felderophiura vanderhami

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


• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (3 collections)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), the Netherlands (3)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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