Erettopterus (eurypterid)

Euchelicerata - Eurypterida - Pterygotidae

Alternative spelling: Pterygotus (Erettopterus)

Invalid subtaxa: Himantopterus Salter 1856 [replaced name], Truncatiramus

Parent taxon: Pterygotidae according to J.A. Dunlop et al. 2020

See also Dunlop et al. 2013, Sepkoski 2002 and Størmer 1955

Sister taxa: Acutiramus, Ciurcopterus, Jaekelopterus, Necrogammarus, Pterygotus

Subtaxa: Erettopterus bilobus Erettopterus qujingensis Erettopterus serratus Erettopterus waylandsmithi

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Type: Himantopterus bilobus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Devonian of the Czech Republic (1 collection), United States (1: Ohio)

• Silurian of China (1), the Czech Republic (1), Estonia (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (13: Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

Total: 27 collections including 34 occurrences

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