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Ophiomusium Lyman 1869 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiolepididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31573

Full reference: T. Lyman. 1869. Preliminary report on the Ophiuridae and Astrophytidae dredged in deep water between Cuba and the Florida reef, by L.F. de Pourtales, Assist. U.S. Coast Survey. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University 1(10):309-354

Parent taxon: Ophiolepididae according to B. Thuy and A. Kroh 2011

Sister taxa: Aplocoma, Archaeophiomusium, Enakomusium, Eozonella, Mesophiomusium, Ophiolepis, Ophiomastinae, Ophiozonella

Subtaxa: Ophiomusium biconcavum, Ophiomusium calloviense, Ophiomusium dizluense, Ophiomusium eburneum, Ophiomusium ferrugineum, Ophiomusium fitchii, Ophiomusium gagnebini, Ophiomusium granulosum, Ophiomusium leckenbyi, Ophiomusium longecombense, Ophiomusium lux, Ophiomusium mammillatum, Ophiomusium murravii, Ophiomusium praecisum, Ophiomusium ramsayi, Ophiomusium rugosum, Ophiomusium sentum, Ophiomusium sinemurensis, Ophiomusium sinuatum, Ophiomusium solodurense, Ophiomusium vermiculatum, Ophiomusium weymouthiense

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Type: Ophiomusium eburneum

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore