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Ataxaster Jaekel 1903 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 127756

Full reference: O.M.J. Jaekel. 1903. Asteriden und Ophiuriden aus dem Silur Böhmens. Zeitschrift der Deutschen geologischen Gesellschaft 55:106-113

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Calclyra, Calclyridae, Calyptactis, Cheiropterasteridae, Encrinasteridae, Euryalida, Euzonosomatidae, Hallasteridae, Lumectaster, Maydena, Myophiuroida, Oegophiurida, Oegophiuridea, Oegophiuroida, Ophiaulaxoides, Ophioflabellum, Ophioma, Ophiotrigonum, Ophiurella, Ophiurida, Ophiuridea, Phrynophiurida, Stenaster, Stenasteridae

Subtaxa: none

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