†order Odontopleurida Whittington 1959 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Odontopleurida

Parent taxon: Trilobita according to S. Bengtson 1992

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Abakanopleura, Acanthocephalus, Acantholenus, Acastoidea, Acrohybus, Adelogonus, Aglagalia, Agnostida, Agraulaeva, Aguaraya, Aidarella, Alomataspis, Altajaharpes, Altiplanelaspis, Amechilus, Amginouyia, Ampellatocephalina, Anacopodia, Antagmopleura, Antatlaeva, Atratebia, Aulacopleurida, Avalonia, Avascutellum, Barklyella, Bathynotellus, Bathynotidae, Beikedamaspis, Bergerolimbus, Bicornipyge, Blayacina, Bondarevites, Brevitermierella, Bridgeia, Cambrunicornia, Carmon, Catadoxides, Chakasskia, Chinensis, Chondroparia, Conoides, Cornovica, Corynexochida, Costonia, Crossoura, Crucicephalus, Curiaspis, Cuyanaspis, Cyclolenzellina, Dalmanites troosti, Deltacare, Edganocare, Ellipsuella, Ellsaspis, Entomostracites, Entsyna, Eosaukia, Esseigania, Eulomella, Eutrilobita, Fabulaspis, Folliceps, Fritzaspis, Galahetes, Gelasene, Gentilapsis, Gigmpeltis, Gigoutella, Giordanella, Gogoella, Goycoia, Hamashania, Hapalopleuridae, Harpetida, Hercantyx, Hicksia, Howelluella, Indigestus, Indiligens, Ishpella, Issafenia, Issafeniella, Iveria, Iwayaspis, Jonotus, Jubileia, Judaiella, Juriietella, Kamlacus, Kanfuqingia, Kazellina, Keeleaspis, Kerbinella, Kinsabia, Knechtelia, Kolpura, Kujandina, Latilorenzella, Latoucheia, Leptopilus, Levisia, Libristoma, Lichida, Liriamnica, Lomsucaspis, Lotosoides, Loxonepea, Loxopeltis, Lusampa, Mannschreckia, Mataninella, Mecophrys, Megalaspidicus, Megalurites, Meisterella, Meneghinella, Metapopristis, Microdiscus, Missisquoiidae, Moretarva, Namanoiidae, Naraoiida, Nehanniaspis, Nelsonia, Neomalungia, Ninaspis, Norina, Ogygiocaridinae, Olenellida, Opisthoparia, Ordosiidae, Orictocara, Orienturus, Otekmaspis, Otenaspella, Ourikaia, Oxygonaspis, Paichiashania, Palaeolentus, Palmeraspis, Paraplagiura, Paraplesiograulos, Pararania, Peculicephalina, Perissopyge, Phacopida, Piliolites, Planolimbus, Pliomerellus, Poculicephalina, Polycyrtaspididae, Priceaspis, Proetida, Proparia, Pseudoacicaudus, Pseudoclelandia, Pseudocrecephalaspina, Pseudoliostracina, Pseudosalteria, Pseudotermierella, Ptychopariida, Ptyttstrigis, Punctaspis, Pyraustocranium, Redlichaspis, Redlichiida, Remopleuridacea, Resseria, Resseropsis, Rochaeva, Rowia, Sailycaspis, Sarkiidae, Scutelluidae, Sectigena, Sekwiaspis, Selenocoryphe, Serksia, Serksioides, Sibiriopeltis, Smeathenia, Sphaerocare, Spizharaspis, Stittaspis, Sunaspididae, Synhomalonotus, Tadakoustia, Taidonorus, Taplimella, Tazemmourtia, Thymurus, Tongxingaspis, Toxotis, Trapezocephalina, Trilobus, Trinia, Tuyunaspis, Ullaspis, Ulrickaspis, Validaspis, Variopelta, Volonellus, Whittardolithus, Winsteria, Zigzuella

Subtaxa: Ancyropyge Bounyongia Clustinia Colossaspis Cyrtoprora Dipyrogotes Globulaspis Histiomona Prodamesella

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Silurian of Algeria (1 collection), Australia (3), Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Nunavut), the Czech Republic (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Ordovician of the Czech Republic (2), Sweden (1), United States (3: Kentucky)

• Arenig of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador)

• Ayusokkanian of Kazakhstan (7)

• Cambrian of China (15), Kazakhstan (2)

Total: 39 collections including 43 occurrences

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