Rhombampyx Fortey 1975 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Trinucleida - Raphiophoridae

Full reference: R. A. Fortey. 1975. The Ordovician trilobites of Spitsbergen. II. Asaphidae, Nileidae, Raphiophoridae and Telephinidae of the Valhollfonna Formation. Norsk Polarinstitutt, Skrifter 162:1-125

Parent taxon: Raphiophorinae according to Z. Q. Zhou and Z. Y. Zhou 2019

See also Jell and Adrain 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Ampyx, Ampyxella, Ampyxinella, Ampyxoides, Bulbaspis, Cnemidopyge, Damghanampyx, Edmundsonia, Globampyx, Mendolaspis, Miaopopsis, Raphiophorus

Subtaxa: Rhombampyx chinensis Rhombampyx glaber Rhombampyx rhombos Rhombampyx tragula Rhombampyx yii

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Type: Rhombampyx rhombos

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of China (14 collections), Sweden (4)

• Llandeilo of China (2)

• Whiterockian of Norway (2)

• Arenigian of China (3)

• Arenig of Argentina (1)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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