Family Ophiocomidae Ljungman 1867 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiocomidae

Full reference: A. V. Ljungman. 1867. Ophiuroidea viventia huc usque cognita enumerata. Öfversigt af Kongelige Vetenskapsakademiens Forhandlingar Stockholm 1866(9):303-336

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

See also Jagt 2000, Matsumoto 1915, Smith et al. 1995 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Ophiocoma Ophiocominae Ophiopsilinae

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Type: Ophiocominae

Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder-detritivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1 collection), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (3), the Czech Republic (4), Denmark (1), France (4), Germany (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 22 collections including 29 occurrences

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