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Suborder Ophiurina Müller and Troschel 1840 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida

PaleoDB taxon number: 80873

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

Parent taxon: Ophiurida according to B. Thuy et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Acroura, Chilophiurina, Chilophiurina, Dolicharthra, Gnathophiurina, Gnathophiurina, Laemophiurina, Ophioderma asteriformis, Ophioderma bonnardi, Ophiodermatina, Ophiolepidina, Ophiolepis damesi, Ophiolepis estarensis, Ophiomyxina, Ophiuricoma, Ophiuridae, Ophiurites rhaeticus, Plathyarthra

Subtaxa: Hemieuryalina, Ophiacanthidae, Ophiactidae, Ophiolepididae

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