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Ophiothrix

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiothricidae

Taxonomy
Ophiothrix was named by Müller and Troschel (1840) [Sepkoski's age data: J Oxfo-u Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is extant. It is the type genus of Ophiothricidae.

It was assigned to Ophiothricidae by Ljungman (1867), Matsumoto (1915), Spencer and Wright (1966) and Jagt (2000); and to Ophiurida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Ophiothrix Müller and Troschel
1867Ophiothrix Ljungman
1915Ophiothrix Matsumoto p. 74
1966Ophiothrix Spencer and Wright p. U102
2000Ophiothrix Jagt p. 25
2002Ophiothrix Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classOphiuroidea
orderOphiurida()
infraorderGnathophiurina
superfamilyGnathophiuridea
familyOphiothricidae
genusOphiothrix

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available