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Ophiotrigonum Hess 1960 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 31578

Full reference: H. Hess. 1960. Ophiurenreste aus dem Malm des Schweizer Juras und des Departements Haut-Rhin. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae 35(1):385-421

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, Ophiurella, Ophiurida, Ophiuridea, Phrynophiurida, Stenaster, Stenasteridae

Subtaxa: Ophiotrigonum oxfordiense

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Type: Ophiotrigonum oxfordiense

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