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Amphiura Forbes 1843 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Amphiuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53836

Full reference: E. Forbes. 1843. On the Radiata of the Eastern Mediterranean. Part I, Ophiuridae. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 19:143-153

Parent taxon: Amphiuridae according to R. Storc and J. Zitt 2008

Sister taxa: Amphioplus, Amphiurinae, Bibophiura, Deckersamphiura, Nullamphiura, Ophiactininae, Ophiocnida, Xanthamphiura

Subtaxa: Amphiura cretacea, Amphiura lymani, Amphiura plana

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Ecology: semi-infaunal detritivore-suspension feeder