Ophiochondrus punctatus

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Ophiochondrus punctatus, figs. 4-5.


Taxonavigation: Ophiacanthina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Eleutherozoa
Superclassis: Cryptosyringida
Classis: Ophiuroidea
Subclasse: Myophiuroidea
Infraclasse: Metophiurida
Superordo: Ophintegrida
Ordo: Ophiacanthida
Subordo: Ophiacanthina

Familia: Ophiacanthidae
Genus: Ophiochondrus
Species: Ophiochondrus punctatus


  • Ophiochondrus punctatus (Kutscher & Jagt, 2000) Thuy, 2013
    • Original combination: Ophiacantha punctata Kutscher & Jagt, 2000
    • ⧼Type locality and horizon⧽: Rügen (NE Germany); white chalk facies of late Early Maastrichtian age (sumensis, cimbrica and fastigata zones).
    • Holotype: FGWG 112/14
    • Paratypes: RGM 428 014; NHMM JJ 5386



  • Kutscher, M., Jagt, J.W.M. 2000. Early Maastrichtian ophiuroids from Rügen (northeast Germany) and Mon (Denmark). Pp. 45–107 in Jagt, J.W.M. 2000. Late Cretaceous-Early Palaeogene echinoderms and the K/T boundary in the southeastNetherlands and northeast Belgium — Part 3: Ophiuroids; with a chapter on: Early Maastrichtianophiuroids from Rügen (northeast Germany) and Møn (Denmark) by M. Kutscher & J.W.M. Jagt. Scripta geologica, 121: 1-179. Online. Reference page.  [as Ophiacantha punctata p. 62–63 (original description)]
  • Thuy, T. 2013. Temporary expansion to shelf depths rather than an onshore-offshore trend: the shallow-water rise and demise of the modern deep-sea brittle star family Ophiacanthidae (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). European Journal of Taxonomy 48: 1–242. DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2013.48 Open access Reference page.  [as Ophiochondrus punctatus p. 209–211 (recombination)]