Manfredura curvata

Manfredura curvata, figs. 5-7.


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: †Manfredura
Species: †Manfredura curvata


Manfredura curvata (Kutscher & Jagt, 2000) Thuy, 2013

Original combination: Ophiomyxa curvata Kutscher & Jagt, 2000
Fossil range: Upper Cretaceous; Maastrichtian
Holotype: FGWG 112/1
Type locality: Sassnitz, Germany
Etymology: from Latin curvus (vurved)



  • 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 southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium, Part 3: Ophiuroids, with a chapter on: Early Maastrichtian ophiuroids from Rügen (northeast Germany) and Møn (Denmark) by Manfred Kutscher & John W.M. Jagt. Scripta geologica, 121: 1-179. Online. Reference page.  [see pages 53-55 as Ophiomyxa curvata, 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   Reference page.  [see pages 197-198, recombination reference]


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