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Order Ophiurida Müller and Troschel 1840 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 31552

Alternative spelling: Ophiureae

Full reference: J. Müller and F.H. Troschel. 1840. Über die Gattungen der Ophiuren. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin 6:327-330

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to H. B. Fell 1960

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

Subtaxa: Acroura, Chilophiurina, Chilophiurina, Dolicharthra, Gnathophiurina, Gnathophiurina, Laemophiurina, Ophioderma asteriformis, Ophioderma bonnardi, Ophiodermatina, Ophiolepidina, Ophiolepis damesi, Ophiolepis estarensis, Ophiomyxina, Ophiuricoma, Ophiuridae, Ophiurina, Ophiurites rhaeticus, Plathyarthra

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