PaleoDB taxon number: 245277
Full reference: G. W. Rouse, S. K. Goffredi, and R. C. Vrijenhoek. 2004. Osedax: Bone-eating marine worms with dwarf males. Science 305:668-671
Sister taxon: Osedax frankpressi
Type specimen: CASIZ 170238), an other (mature adult female). Its type locality is Monterey Bay, which is in a Holocene marine horizon in California.
Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal chemosymbiotic