Family Asteronychidae Müller and Troschel 1840 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Phrynophiurida - Asteronychidae

Full reference: J. Müller and F.H. Troschel. 1840. Über die Gattungen der Ophiuren. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin 6:327-330

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

See also Jagt 2000 and Smith et al. 1995

Sister taxa: Asteroschematidae, Eospondylidae, Gorgonocephalidae, Onychasteridae

Subtaxa: Asteronyx

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Type: Asteronyx

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (3 collections), Denmark (1), Germany (1), Sweden (1)

Total: 6 collections including 8 occurrences

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