Ophiocoma senonensis Valette 1914 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiocomidae

Alternative combination: Amphiura senonensis

Full reference: A. Valette. 1914. Les Ophiures de la Craie des Environs de Sens. Bulletin de la Société des Sciences Historiques et Naturelles de l'Yonne 68(18):125-150

Belongs to Ophiocoma according to R. Storc and J. Zitt 2008

See also Hess 1960, Jagt 1986, Jagt 1987, Jagt 2000, Jagt and Kutscher 1998, Kutscher 1998, Kutscher and Jagt 2000, Rasmussen 1950, Rasmussen 1951, Rasmussen 1972, Storc 1997 and Valette 1914

Sister taxa: Ophiocoma hessi, Ophiocoma ishidai, Ophiocoma nereida, Ophiocoma rasmusseni

Type specimen: Its type locality is Ophiuroidea, Campanian, Michery, Yonne, France, which is in a Campanian offshore ramp wackestone in the Craie de Sens Formation of France

Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder-detritivore


• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1 collection), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (3), the Czech Republic (4), Denmark (1), France (4), Germany (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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