Ophiurites Leriche 1931 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: M. Leriche. 1931. Une ophiure du "Paniselien" de la Mer du Nord. Bulletin de la Société Belge de Géologie 40:109-119

Parent taxon: Ophiuridae according to M. Leriche 1931

Sister taxa: Felderophiura, Huangzhishania, Ophiocrossota, Ophioleucinae, Ophiura, Ophiurinae, Stegophiura

Subtaxa: Ophiurites pustulosus Ophiurites trunensis

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

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (2 collections)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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