Ophiura serrata Roemer 1841 (brittle star)

Ophiuroidea - Ophiurida - Ophiuridae

Alternative combinations: Acroura serrata, Ophioglypha serrata, Ophiotitanos serrata, Ophiurites serratus

Synonyms: Ophioderma arkonensis Müller 1950, Ophioglypha gracilis Valette 1914, Ophioglypha parvisentis Spencer 1907, Ophiura parvisentis Spencer 1907, Ophiura parvisentum Spencer 1907

Full reference: F. A. Roemer. 1841. Die Versteinerungen des Norddeutschen Kreidegebirges 2:49-145

Belongs to Ophiura according to E. Forbes 1850

See also Böhm 1891, d'Orbigny 1850, Forbes 1843, Helm et al. 1999, Hess 1960, Jagt 2000, Jagt and Kutscher 1998, Kutscher and Jagt 2000, Lütken 1869, Maryanska and Popiel-Barczyk 1969, Müller 1950, Peron 1887, Rasmussen 1950, Rasmussen 1951, Rasmussen 1972, Reuss 1845, Roemer 1841, Spencer 1907, Spencer 1908, Storc 1997, Storc and Zitt 2008 and Valette 1914

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

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

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (2: New Jersey collections)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (2), the Czech Republic (9), Denmark (1), France (3), Germany (3), the Netherlands (3), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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