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Ophiura Lamarck 1801 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31579

Synonyms: Ophioglypha Lyman 1860 (no. 81959), Ophiura (Ophioglypha) Lyman 1860 (no. 119573)

Full reference: J. -B. Lamarck. 1801. Système des Animaux sans Vertèbres, ou Tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux. 8:1-432

Parent taxon: Ophiuridae according to S. Stöhr et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Felderophiura, Huangzhishania, Ophiocrossota, Ophioleucinae, Ophiurinae, Ophiurites, Stegophiura

Subtaxa: Ophioglypha bridgerensis, Ophioglypha paronai, Ophioglypha pulchra, Ophioglypha utahensis, Ophiura (Aspidura), Ophiura (Ophioglypha) estarensis, Ophiura achatae, Ophiura astonensis, Ophiura bartonensis, Ophiura bognoriensis, Ophiura carpelloides, Ophiura costata, Ophiura cretacea, Ophiura cunliffei, Ophiura davisi, Ophiura furiae, Ophiura graysonensis, Ophiura hendleri, Ophiura kunradeca, Ophiura marylandica, Ophiura olifex, Ophiura ophiura, Ophiura paucilepis, Ophiura sternbergica, Ophiura straini, Ophiura texana, Ophiura tinurtiensis, Ophiura travisana, Ophiura wetherelli

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