Metopolichas Gürich 1901 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Lichida - Lichidae

Alternative spelling: Metapolichas

Invalid subtaxa: Lichas (Metopias) Eichwald 1842 [replaced name], Macroterolichas Phleger 1937, Metopias Eichwald 1842 [replaced name]

Full reference: G. Gürich. 1901. Ueber eine neue Lichas-Art aus dem Devon von Neu-Sud-Wales und über de Gattung Lichas überhaupt. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie 14:519-539

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

See also Gürich 1901, Jell and Adrain 2002, Schmidt 1885 and Thomas and Holloway 1988

Sister taxa: Dicranopeltis, Oinochoe, Uralichas

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Ordovician of China (4 collections), Estonia (1), Iran (1), Norway (1), the Russian Federation (23), Sweden (17), the United Kingdom (3), United States (2: Illinois)

• Llandeilo of China (3)

• Arenig of China (1)

Total: 56 collections including 61 occurrences

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