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Order Phrynophiurida Matsumoto 1915 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 31547

Full reference: H. Matsumoto. 1915. A new classification of Ophiuroidea: with description of genera and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 67:43-92

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

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

Subtaxa: Euryalina, Trichasteridae

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Ecology: epifaunal suspension feeder