Flexicalymene quadricapita Stumm and Kauffman 1958 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida - Calymenidae

Full reference: E.C. Stumm and E.G. Kauffman. 1958. Calymenid trilobites from the Ordovician rocks of Michigan. Journal of Paleontology 32(5):943-960

Belongs to Flexicalymene according to B. R. Hunda and N. C. Hughes 2007

See also Stumm and Kauffman 1958

Sister taxa: Flexicalymene (Flexicalymene), Flexicalymene (Onnicalymene), Flexicalymene (Reacalymene), Flexicalymene cambrensis, Flexicalymene caractaci, Flexicalymene cavei, Flexicalymene croneisi, Flexicalymene forcipata, Flexicalymene granulosa, Flexicalymene griphus, Flexicalymene incerta, Flexicalymene magnipapilla, Flexicalymene meeki, Flexicalymene onniensis, Flexicalymene peregrina, Flexicalymene planilabra, Flexicalymene planimarginata, Flexicalymene praelongicephala, Flexicalymene retrorsa, Flexicalymene scabustula, Flexicalymene scotica, Flexicalymene senaria, Flexicalymene shirleyi, Flexicalymene trinucleina, Flexicalymene vaccarii, Flexicalymene verecunda

Type specimen: UMMP 9916, a cephalon/head (cranidium). Its type locality is Bill's Creek, near Ensign, which is in a Maysvillian/Richmondian carbonate shale in the Bills Creek Formation of Michigan.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Ordovician of United States (3: Michigan collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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