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Ophiolepis Müller and Troschel 1840 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiolepididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53840

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

Parent taxon: Ophiolepididae according to R. Storc and J. Zitt 2008

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

Subtaxa: Ophiolepis bertrandi, Ophiolepis falsa, Ophiolepis gracilis, Ophiolepis granulata, Ophiolepis linea, Ophiolepis shaanxiensis, Ophiolepis ulmensis

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore