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Calclyra Frizzell and Exline 1955 (brittle star)


PaleoDB taxon number: 31322

Full reference: D. L. Frizzell and H. Exline. 1955. Monograph of fossil holothurian sclerites. Bulletin of the Missouri University School of Metallurgy and Mines, Technical series 89:1-204

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to M. Reich 2007

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

Subtaxa: Calclyra carbonica, Calclyra eiseliana, Calclyra gracilis, Calclyra spathulata, Calclyra spinata, Calclyra triangulata

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Type: Prosynapta eiseliana

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