Praeaplocoma Broglio Loriga and Berti Cavicchi 1972 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: C. Broglio Loriga and A. Berti Cavicchi. 1972. Praeaplocoma hessi n. gen., n. sp., un Ofiura del Werfeniano (Trias Inferiore) del Gruppo della Costabella, Dolomiti. Memorie Geopaleontologiche dell' Universita di Ferrara 2(1):185-197

Parent taxon: Ophiurinae according to C. Broglio Loriga and A. Berti Cavicchi 1972

Sister taxa: Amphiophiura, Aspiduriella, Cholaster, Ophiocten, Ophiotitanos

Subtaxa: Praeaplocoma hessi

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

Distribution:

• Triassic of Italy (8 collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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