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Family Amphiuridae Ljungman 1867 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida

PaleoDB taxon number: 80863

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

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

Sister taxon: Ophiothricidae

Subtaxa: Amphioplus, Amphiura, Amphiurinae, Bibophiura, Deckersamphiura, Nullamphiura, Ophiactininae, Ophiocnida, Xanthamphiura

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Type: Amphiura

Ecology: semi-infaunal detritivore-suspension feeder