Calyptaulax incepta Whittington 1965 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida - Pterygometopidae

Full reference: H. B. Whittington. 1965. Trilobites of the Ordovician Table Head Formation, western Newfoundland. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 132(4):275-441

Belongs to Calyptaulax according to H. B. Whittington 1965

Sister taxa: Calyptaulax angusta, Calyptaulax annulata, Calyptaulax brongniartii, Calyptaulax callicephalus, Calyptaulax callirachis, Calyptaulax cornwalli, Calyptaulax glabella, Calyptaulax holstonensis, Calyptaulax hunteri, Calyptaulax norvegicus, Calyptaulax sillimani, Calyptaulax strasburgensis

Type specimen: GSC 18368, a cephalon/head (cranidium). Its type locality is Table Point, "Lower Table Head", Bed 8.10, which is in a Whiterockian shallow subtidal limestone in the Table Point Formation of Canada.

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Whiterockian of Canada (3: Newfoundland and Labrador collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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