Bathyurellus platypus Fortey 1979 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

Full reference: R. A. Fortey. 1979. Early Ordovician trilobites from the Catoche Formation (St. George Group), western Newfoundland. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 321:61-114

Belongs to Bathyurellus according to R. A. Fortey 1979

Sister taxa: Bathyurellus abruptus, Bathyurellus arbucklensis, Bathyurellus diclementsae, Bathyurellus expansus, Bathyurellus formosus, Bathyurellus fraternus, Bathyurellus glensaulensis, Bathyurellus pogonipensis, Bathyurellus teretus

Type specimen: GSC 56847, an exoskeleton (cranidium). Its type locality is Catoche Formation type section, which is in a Cassinian open shallow subtidal limestone/dolomite in the Catoche Formation of Canada.

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Arenig of United States (1: New York collection)

• Ordovician of Canada (7: Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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