Pterygotus (eurypterid)

Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Pterygotidae

Parent taxon: Pterygotidae according to J. A. Dunlop et al. 2013

See also Kjellesvig-Waering and Caster 1955 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acutiramus, Necrogammarus

Subtaxa: Pterygotus (Pterygotus) Pterygotus raniceps

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Devonian of Canada (3: New Brunswick, Quebec collections), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (1), Norway (1), Poland (4), the Russian Federation (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: Florida, Ohio)

• Silurian of Australia (1), Canada (1: Ontario), the Czech Republic (3), Estonia (2), Libya (2), Morocco (1), Norway (4), Poland (4), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (11: Indiana, Maryland, New York)

Total: 54 collections including 60 occurrences

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