†subfamily Niobinae Jaanusson 1959 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Parent taxon: Asaphidae according to O. A. Hoel 1999

See also Fortey 1975 and Neuman and Bruton 1974

Sister taxa: Anataphrus, Araiocaris, Asaphellus, Asaphinae, Atopasaphus, Aulacoparia, Australopyge, Basilicus, Bellefontia, Birmanites, Bohemopyge, Brachyaspis, Branisaspis, Burminresia, Ectenaspis, Emanuelaspis, Eoasaphus, Eoisotelus, Fuyunia, Gerasaphes, Griphasaphus, Guohongjunia, Hemigyraspis, Homotelus, Hunnebergia, Isabelinia, Isotelinae, Kayseraspis, Klabavia, Kobayashia, Lachnostoma, Liomegalaspides, Lisogorites, Lycophron, Megalaspidella, Merlinia, Metaptychopyge, Mioptychopyge, Nahannia, Nerudaspis, Nileoides, Ningkianites, Niobella, Niobides, Niobina, Nobiliasaphus, Norasaphus, Norinia, Ogmasaphus, Ogygiinae, Ogyginus, Ogygiocarella, Ogygiocaris, Ogygites, Ogygitoides, Onchometopus, Parabellefontia, Paramegalaspis, Paratamdaspis, Penchiopsis, Plectasaphus, Presbynileus, Priceaspis, Promegalaspidinae, Proscharyia, Protopresbynileus, Protoptychopyge, Pseudasaphus, Pseudoasaphus, Pseudogriphasaphus, Pseudogygites, Psilocephalina, Ptychopyge, Ptychopyginae, Ptyocephalus, Sanbernardaspis, Schizophorus, Stegnopsis, Stenorhachis, Suriaspis, Thysanopyge, Trigonocerca, Trigonocercella, Vogdesia, Xenostegium, Zhenganites, Zuninaspis

Subtaxa: Gog Lapidaria Niobe

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (4: Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon collections), China (9), Iran (1), Ireland (2), Norway (20), the Russian Federation (11), Sweden (18), United States (6: Idaho, Nevada, New York, Utah, Virginia)

• Whiterockian of Canada (11: Newfoundland and Labrador)

• Arenig of China (1), France (1), Greenland (1), Sweden (5)

• Arenigian of China (3)

Total: 93 collections including 112 occurrences

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