Family Ophiomyxidae Ljungman 1867 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiomyxidae

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

Parent taxon: Ophiomyxina 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: Ophiobyrsinae Ophiomyxa Ophiomyxinae Ophioscolex

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Type: Ophiomyxa

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (2 collections)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (3), the Czech Republic (5), Denmark (1), France (1), Germany (2), the Netherlands (2), Tunisia (1)

Total: 17 collections including 39 occurrences

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