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Ophiaulaxoides Yang and Nie 1982 (brittle star)


PaleoDB taxon number: 183673

Full reference: T. Y. Yang and Z. T. Nie. 1982. New Jurassic ophiuroids from the Ngari area of Xizang (Tibet), China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 21:83-86

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to Z. Q. Chen and K. J. McNamara 2006

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

Subtaxa: Ophiaulaxoides aliensis, Ophiaulaxoides bijieensis, Ophiaulaxoides paraliensis

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Type: Ophiaulaxoides aliensis

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