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Ophioleviathan watsoni, figs. 1-4.


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: †Ophioleviathan
Species: †O. watsoni


Ophioleviathan Thuy, 2013

ZooBank: 3AF8EB01-EA44-4C91-9614-CCFBE921662C
Type species: Ophioleviathan watsoni Thuy, 2013 (type by original designation)
Etymology: from Greek ophis (snake) and Leviathan, a biblical sea monster, referring to the genus as an unusually large ophiuroid with arms capable of considerable coiling that lived in the greater depths of the ancient Tethys Ocean.



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