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Ophioglyphoida Chapman 1934 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiacanthidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 31571

Alternative spelling: Ophiacantha (Ophioglyphoida)

Full reference: F. Chapman. 1934. A Lower Cretaceous brittle-star from Queensland. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 46(2):195-199

Parent taxon: Ophiacanthidae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Leadagmara, Ophiacanthinae, Ophiolancea, Ophiopinna, Ophioplinthacinae

Subtaxa: Ophioglyphoida fosteri

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Type: Ophiacantha (Ophioglyphoida) fosteri

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore