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Suborder Gnathophiurina Matsumoto 1915 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida

PaleoDB taxon number: 104765

Alternative spelling: Gnathophiurida

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: Ophiurida according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

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

Subtaxa: none

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