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Geocoma d'Orbigny 1850 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Aplocomidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31562

Full reference: A. d'Orbigny. 1850. Prodrome du paléontologie stratigraphique universelle des animaux mollusques et rayonnés faisant suite au cours élémentaire de paléontologie et de géologie stratigraphique 1:1-392

Parent taxon: Aplocominae according to H. Hess and C. A. Meyer 2008

Sister taxon: Sinosura

Subtaxa: Geocoma canjuersensis, Geocoma carinata, Geocoma libanotica, Geocoma magna, Geocoma planata, Geocoma schoentalensis

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Type: Ophiura carinata

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