Amphilichas Raymond 1905 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Lichida - Lichidae

Invalid subtaxa: Acrolichas Foerste 1919, Kerakephalichas Phleger 1936, Lichas (Platymetopus) Angelin 1854 [replaced name], Paralichas Reed 1902 [replaced name], Platymetopus Angelin 1854 [replaced name], Tetralichas Phleger 1936

Parent taxon: Tetralichini according to J. R. Pollitt et al. 2005

See also Carlucci et al. 2010, Jell and Adrain 2002, Owen 1981, Popov et al. 2002, Raymond 1905, Schmidt 1885, Sepkoski 2002, Thomas and Holloway 1988 and Warburg 1925

Sister taxa: Apatolichas, Lyralichas, Pseudotupolichas

Subtaxa: Amphilichas antiquarius Amphilichas aspratilis Amphilichas atavus Amphilichas conradi Amphilichas cucullus Amphilichas dalecarlicus Amphilichas declivis Amphilichas effnensis Amphilichas holmi Amphilichas laevis Amphilichas latifrons Amphilichas lineatus Amphilichas minganensis Amphilichas parvulus Amphilichas periformis Amphilichas planus Amphilichas shergoldi Amphilichas subdisjunctus Amphilichas subpunctatus Amphilichas wahlenbergi Kerakephalichas rhinoceros

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Type: Platymetopus lineatus

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (4: Québec collections)

• Ordovician of Argentina (1), Australia (6), Canada (23: Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), China (6), Ireland (6), Kazakhstan (4), Norway (9), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (11), the United Kingdom (8), United States (25: Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa/Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (3)

• Chazy of United States (17: New York)

• Whiterockian of Canada (9: Northwest Territories, Quebec), United States (13: New York, Oklahoma, Vermont)

Total: 146 collections including 175 occurrences

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