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Aspiduriella Bolette 1998 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31560

Invalid subtaxa: Aspidura Agassiz 1836 [replaced name] (no. 53790), Asterites Blumenbach 1803 [replaced name] (no. 113671)

Full reference: D. P. Bolette. 1998. Aspiduriella nom. n. for the genus Aspidura Agassiz 1835 (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiuridae): preoccupied by Aspidura Wagler, 1830 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Journal of Paleontology 72(2):401-402

Parent taxon: Ophiurinae according to A. Radwanski 2002

Sister taxa: Amphiophiura, Cholaster, Ophiocten, Ophiotitanos, Praeaplocoma

Subtaxa: Aspidura (Amphiglypha), Aspidura (Hemiglypha), Aspiduriella camuna, Aspiduriella dorae, Aspiduriella italica, Aspiduriella ludeni, Aspiduriella montserratensis, Aspiduriella scutellata, Aspiduriella similis, Aspiduriella streichani

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