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Lumectaster Jell 1997 (brittle star)


PaleoDB taxon number: 31589

Full reference: P. Jell. 1997. Early Carboniferous ophiuroids from Crawfordsville, Indiana. Journal of Paleontology 71(2):306-316

Parent taxon: Ophiuroidea according to P. Jell 1997

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

Subtaxa: Lumectaster howelli

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Type: Lumectaster howelli

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