Family Hemieuryalidae Verrill 1899 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Hemieuryalidae

Full reference: A. E. Verrill. 1899. Report on the Ophiuroidea collected by the Bahamas Expedition from the University of Iowa in 1893. Bulletin of the University of Iowa 5:1-86

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

See also Matsumoto 1915 and Smith et al. 1995

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Hemieuryale Hemieuryalinae Sigsbeia

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Type: Hemieuryalinae

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

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Denmark (1 collection), Germany (1)

• Jurassic of France (2), Germany (3), Luxembourg (1), Switzerland (3), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 13 collections including 14 occurrences

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