A remarkable example of a Late Jurassic shallow-water ophiuroid assemblage from the Swiss Jura Mountains

  title={A remarkable example of a Late Jurassic shallow-water ophiuroid assemblage from the Swiss Jura Mountains},
  author={Ben Thuy and Daniel Marty and Ga{\"e}l Comment},
  journal={Swiss Journal of Geosciences},
Although much effort has been put into attempts to unravel the Mesozoic ophiuroid fossil record, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the geological history of family-level compositions of brittle star assemblages. Here, we describe new ophiuroid material from the Late Oxfordian Bure Member as exposed in a construction site along the federal Highway A16 (Transjurane Highway) near Boncourt–Queue au Loup (Swiss Jura Mountains). The remains are exceptionally well preserved and partially… 
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