Ophiura sternbergica Kutscher 1981 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Full reference: M. Kutscher. 1981. Die Echinodermen des Oberoligozäns von Sternberg. Zeitschrift für geologische Wissenschaften 9(2):221-239

Belongs to Ophiura according to M Kutscher 1981

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 paucilepis, Ophiura serrata, Ophiura straini, Ophiura texana, Ophiura tinurtiensis, Ophiura travisana, Ophiura wetherelli, Ophioglypha pulchra, Ophioglypha paronai, Ophioglypha bridgerensis, Ophioglypha utahensis, Ophiura (Ophioglypha) estarensis

Type specimen: Holotype SGWG 64, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

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

Distribution: found only at Echinoderms, Late Oligocene, Sternberg (Oligocene of Germany)

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