Platylichas Gürich 1901 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Lichida - Lichidae

Alternative spelling: Lichas (Platylichas)

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

See also Gürich 1901, Jell and Adrain 2003, Owen 1981, Owen and Bruton 1980, Owen and Harper 1982, Sepkoski 2002, Thomas and Holloway 1988, Warburg 1925 and Warburg 1939

Sister taxa: Allolichas, Arctinurus, Autoloxolichas

Subtaxa: Platylichas (Rontrippia) Platylichas bottniensis Platylichas cicatricosus Platylichas docens Platylichas fossulatus Platylichas hamatus Platylichas infimus Platylichas latus Platylichas laxatus Platylichas lingua Platylichas margaritifer Platylichas nasutus Platylichas planifrons Platylichas robustus Platylichas validus Platylichas warburgae Platylichas wegelini

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Silurian of Australia (1 collection), Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Ontario), Greenland (2), the United Kingdom (6), United States (3: Illinois, Iowa)

• Ordovician of Belgium (2), Canada (1: Quebec), China (1), the Czech Republic (2), Ireland (2), Norway (17), Sweden (15), the United Kingdom (21), United States (3: Kentucky, Pennsylvania)

Total: 78 collections including 89 occurrences

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