†family Elviniidae Kobayashi 1936 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Ptychopariida - Elviniidae

Parent taxon: Ptychopariida according to H. B. Whittington et al. 1997

See also Adrain 2011 and Jell and Adrain 2002

Sister taxa: Acrocephalitidae, Alokistocaridae, Amphorella, Atratebiinae, Bifodina, Bolaspididae, Bulnibarbi, Bvalbardites, Catillicephalidae, Chondrastaulina, Chuangiformis, Cliffiidae, Conococheaquea, Conocoryphidae, Conokephalinidae, Crepicephalidae, Diceratocephalidae, Harpina, Indiligens, Kazelina, Kingstoniidae, Kirengelia, Lisaniidae, Lonchocephalidae, Lorenzellidae, Marjumiidae, Meniscocorphye, Menomoniidae, Neoanomocerella, Norwoodiidae, Olenina, Papyriaspididae, Phylacteridae, Plethopeltidae, Proasaphiscidae, Propeltura, Ptychopariidae, Ptychopariina, Ptychoparoides, Raymondinidae, Shumardiidae, Solenopleuracea, Solenopleuridae, Tricrepicephalidae, Xianquianaspis, Yuehsieszella

Subtaxa: Chariocephalus Dartonaspis Drumaspis Dunderbergia Dytremacephalus Elburgia Elvinaspis Elvinia Elviniella Elvinoides Elviraspis Elyaspis Irvingella Jessievillia Kujandina Maladioides Megadunderbergia Metisaspina Onchopeltis Paraenshia Pesaia Prismenaspis Pseudosaukia Qingshuihella

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cambrian of Canada (24: Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Yukon collections), China (10), Kazakhstan (21), the Russian Federation (12), South Korea (21), United States (234: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Nevada and Utah, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)

Total: 322 collections including 429 occurrences

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