†family Bathyuridae Walcott 1886 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

Parent taxon: Proetida according to R. A. Fortey and D. L. Bruton 2013

See also Adrain 2011, Fortey and Droser 1999 and Whittington et al. 1997

Sister taxa: Aceroproetus, Acetopeltis, Appendicysta, Aprathia, Ascopeltis, Aulacopleuroidea, Bailielloides, Bapingaspis, Bitumulina, Bolivicrania, Boliviproetus, Borealia, Calybole, Cammingella, Camsellia, Ceratoproetus, Chauffouraspis, Clavibole, Coignops, Constantina, Daihuaia, Dechenellurus, Devonocoryphe, Devonoproetus, Dimeropygidae, Dohmiella, Dudu, Eocyrtosymbole, Eoproetus, Erbenicoryphe, Eudechenella, Evagena, Formonia, Frithjofia, Ganinella, Gapeevella, Gitarra, Gracemerea, Hanjiangaspis, Helioproetoides, Hexianella, Huanoproetus, Humeia, Humilogriffithides, Hypaproetus, Karginella, Kegeliella, Khalfinella, Kinderlania, Kolymoproetus, Kulmiella, Langgonbole, Linguaproetus, Lophiokephalion, Mahaiella, Merebolina, Monodechella, Moravocoryphe, Niachangella, Oehlertia, Oidalaproetus, Pachyproetus, Palaeophillipsia, Panarchaegonus, Parachaunoproetus, Paradechenella, Parafrithjofia, Paragriffithides, Parapalebralia, Parawarburgella, Particeps, Paryfenus, Perakaspis, Perliproetus, Phaselops, Phyllaspis, Platyantyx, Pontipalpebralia, Prodiacoryphe, Proetidae, Proetocephalus, Proetoidea, Pseudogerastos, Pterocoryphe, Pulcherproetus, Pusillaboles, Quyuania, Radonia, Richteraspis, Schizophillipsia, Sinobole, Skemmatocare, Sperginaspis, Tayanaella, Tcherkesovia, Tekinia, Telephinidae, Thalabaria, Tropidocoryphidae, Tschernyschewiella, Vandergrachtia, Vitaella, Wagnerispina, Waideggula, Weberiphillipsia, Xenoboloides, Xenodechenella, Xiangzhongella, Yanshanaspis, Yichangaspis, Zhegangula

Subtaxa: Acidiphorus Bathyurellinae Bathyurina Bathyurinae Bathyurus Eleutherocentrus Ermanella Madaraspis Pseudoolenoides Rananasus Raymondites Strigigenalis

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (1 collection), Canada (83: Alberta, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec), China (7), Greenland (1), Iran (1), Ireland (1), Norway (9), the Russian Federation (8), United States (168: California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa/Wisconsin, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia)

• Chazy of Canada (7: Ontario, Quebec), United States (2: New York)

• Llandeilo of Greenland (1)

• Whiterockian of Canada (57: Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Quebec), Norway (1), United States (73: Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Utah)

• Arenig of Argentina (1), Canada (3: Newfoundland and Labrador), Greenland (5), the Russian Federation (1), United States (4: New York, North Dakota, Vermont)

• Cassinian of Canada (20: Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec), Greenland (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (108: Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah)

• Arenigian of Canada (2: Northwest Territories), United States (5: Nevada, Utah)

• Jeffersonian of Canada (18: Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador), United States (121: Oklahoma, Texas)

• Canadian of Canada (4: Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Québec), China (1)

Total: 715 collections including 1376 occurrences

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