Order Euryalida Lamarck 1816 (basket star)

Ophiuroidea - Euryalida

Full reference: J. -B. Lamarck. 1816. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres, présentant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rattachent. 1(2):522-568

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to J. W. M. Jagt 2000

See also Smith et al. 1995

Sister taxa: Ataxaster, Calclyra, Calclyridae, Calyptactis, Cheiropterasteridae, Encrinasteridae, Euzonosomatidae, Hallasteridae, Lumectaster, Maydena, Myophiuroida, Oegophiurida, Oegophiuridea, Oegophiuroida, Ophiaulaxoides, Ophioma, Ophiotrigonum, Ophiurella, Ophiurida, Ophiuridea, Phrynophiurida, Stenaster, Stenasteridae

Subtaxa: Euryalidae

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

Distribution:

• Miocene of Malta (1 collection), the Russian Federation (5)

Total: 6 collections including 9 occurrences

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