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Family Gorgonocephalidae Ljungman 1867 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Phrynophiurida

PaleoDB taxon number: 80865

Full reference: A. V. Ljungman. 1867. Ophiuroidea viventia huc usque cognita enumerata. Öfversigt af Kongelige Vetenskapsakademiens Forhandlingar Stockholm 1866(9):303-336

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

Sister taxa: Asteronychidae, Asteroschematidae, Eospondylidae, Onychasteridae

Subtaxa: Astrodendrum, Gorgonocephalinae

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Type: Gorgonocephalinae

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore