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Ophiomalleus beneficarum, figs. 3-6.


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: †Ophiomalleus
Species: †O. beneficarum – †O. stevenwilsoni


Ophiomalleus Thuy, 2013

ZooBank: 9E006789-898D-45DB-97FF-2FC9569AFF88
Type species: Ophiomalleus beneficarum Thuy, 2013 (type by original designation)
Etymology: From Ancient Greek ὄφις (óphis, snake) and Latin malleus (hammer), referring to the massive, rectangular aspect of the LAPs.


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