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Hypophiura Jaekel 1923 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Oegophiurida - Protasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 102913

Full reference: O.M.J. Jaekel. 1923. Zur Morphogenie der Asterozoa. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 5:344-350

Parent taxon: Protasteridae according to J. Dean Shackleton 2005

Sister taxa: Astutuaster, Budenbachia, Chattaster, Drepanaster, Eugasterella, Furcaster, Gregoriura, Mastigophiura, Palaeophiura, Protaster, Strataster, Taeniaster, Weigeltura

Subtaxa: Hypophiura grayae

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