Family Gorgonocephalidae Ljungman 1867 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Phrynophiurida - Gorgonocephalidae

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

Parent taxon: Euryalina according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

See also Matsumoto 1915 and Smith et al. 1995

Sister taxa: Asteronychidae, Asteroschematidae, Eospondylidae, Onychasteridae

Subtaxa: Astrodendrum Gorgonocephalinae

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Type: Gorgonocephalinae

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Austria (1 collection), Germany (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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