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Family Ophiolepididae Matsumoto 1915 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida

PaleoDB taxon number: 80854

Alternative spelling: Ophiolepidinae

Full reference: H. Matsumoto. 1915. A new classification of Ophiuroidea: with description of genera and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 67:43-92

Parent taxon: Ophiurina according to B. Thuy et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Hemieuryalina, Ophiacanthidae, Ophiactidae

Subtaxa: Aplocoma, Archaeophiomusium, Enakomusium, Eozonella, Mesophiomusium, Ophiolepis, Ophiomastinae, Ophiomusium, Ophiozonella

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Type: Ophiolepis

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore-detritivore