Acidaspis Murchison 1839 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Odontopleurida - Odontopleuridae

Synonym: Pseudomonaspis Richter and Richter 1917

Parent taxon: Odontopleurinae according to A. W. Owen 1981

See also Bruton 1967, Jell and Adrain 2002, Sepkoski 2002, Warburg 1925 and Whittington 1956

Sister taxa: Anacaenaspis, Charybdaspis, Dalaspis, Diacanthaspis, Edgecombeaspis, Kettneraspis, Leonaspis, Odontopleura, Primaspis, Radiaspis

Subtaxa: Acidaspis (Glaphurus) Acidaspis aviensis Acidaspis bispinosa Acidaspis brightii Acidaspis evoluta Acidaspis laticapitata Acidaspis pectinata Acidaspis viruana

View classification

Type: Acidaspis brightii

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Devonian of United States (1: Michigan collection)

• Silurian of Canada (23: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec), the Czech Republic (1), Ireland (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (2: Iowa, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (1: Québec)

• Ordovician of Estonia (2), Ireland (1), Latvia (1), Norway (2), Sweden (6), United States (35: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania)

• Cambrian of United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 81 collections including 83 occurrences

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.