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Palaeophiura Stürtz 1890 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31540

Full reference: B. Stürtz. 1890. Neuer Beitrag zur Kenntniss paläozoischer Seesterne. Palaeontographica 36:203-247

Parent taxon: Protasteridae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Astutuaster, Budenbachia, Chattaster, Drepanaster, Eugasterella, Furcaster, Gamiroaster, Gregoriura, Hypophiura, Mastigophiura, Protaster, Protasterinae, Strataster, Taeniaster, Weigeltura

Subtaxa: Palaeophiura simplex

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