Ophiura paucilepis Stöhr et al. 2011 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: S. Stöhr, J. W. M. Jagt, and A. A. Klompmaker. 2011. Ophiura paucilepis, a new species of brittlestar (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) from the Pliocene of the southern North Sea Basin. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 130:113-121

Belongs to Ophiura according to S. Stöhr et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Ophiura (Aspidura), Ophiura achatae, Ophiura astonensis, Ophiura bartonensis, Ophiura bognoriensis, Ophiura carpelloides, Ophiura costata, Ophiura cretacea, Ophiura cunliffei, Ophiura davisi, Ophiura furiae, Ophiura graysonensis, Ophiura hendleri, Ophiura kunradeca, Ophiura marylandica, Ophiura olifex, Ophiura ophiura, Ophiura serrata, Ophiura sternbergica, Ophiura straini, Ophiura texana, Ophiura tinurtiensis, Ophiura travisana, Ophiura wetherelli, Ophioglypha pulchra, Ophioglypha paronai, Ophioglypha bridgerensis, Ophioglypha utahensis, Ophiura (Ophioglypha) estarensis

Type specimen: holotype MAB 4280, paratype MAB 4281. Its type locality is Langenboom, Oosterhaout Formation, Unit B, which is in a Zanclean/Piacenzian open shallow subtidal sandstone in the Oosterhout Formation of the Netherlands.

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

Distribution: found only at Langenboom, Oosterhaout Formation, Unit B

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