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Ophioflabellum Donofrio and Mostler 1977 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 164510

Full reference: D. A. Donofrio and H. Mostler. 1977. Wenig bechartete Echinodermaten-Skelettelemente aus der Alpinen Trias. Geologisch−Paläontologische Mitteilungen Innsbruck 6(6):1-27

Parent taxon: Eospondylidae according to B. Thuy et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Eospondylus, Kentrospondylus

Subtaxa: Ophioflabellum altum, Ophioflabellum cristatum, Ophioflabellum hessi

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Type: Ophioflabellum hessi

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