Stegophiura trispinosa Jagt 2000 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: J. W. M. Jagt. 2000. Late Cretaceous-Early Paleocene echinoderms and the K/T boundary in the southeast Netherlands and the northeast Belgium. - part 3: Ophiuroids. Scripta Geologica 21:1-179

Belongs to Stegophiura according to J. W. M. Jagt 2000

Sister taxa: Stegophiura eocaenus, Stegophiura hagenowi, Stegophiura nekvasilovae

Type specimen: Holotype NHMM JJ 10604a, paratypes NHMM JJ 10604b, MB NHMM 1044-9d/g

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

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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