Ceratocephala Warder 1838 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Lichida - Odontopleuridae

Synonyms: Onchaspis Raymond 1925, Onychaspis Raymond 1925

Parent taxon: Miraspidinae according to D. L. Bruton 1967

See also Bruton 1966, Jell and Adrain 2003, Raymond 1916, Sepkoski 2002 and Whittington and Evitt 1953

Sister taxa: Miraspis, Whittingtonia

Subtaxa: Ceratocephala (Ceratocephalina) Ceratocephala exigua Ceratocephala goniata Ceratocephala graffhami Ceratocephala impedita Ceratocephala laciniata Ceratocephala laticapitata Ceratocephala phalaenocephala Ceratocephala rarispina Ceratocephala triacantheis Ceratocephala vexilla

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Type: Ceratocephala goniata

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Daleje of the Czech Republic (1 collection)

• Devonian of Australia (3), the Czech Republic (18), Italy (1), Morocco (3), the Russian Federation (3), Uzbekistan (1)

• Silurian of Algeria (1), Australia (4), Canada (24: Northwest Territories), the Czech Republic (16), Greenland (2), Italy (1), Sweden (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (11: Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Canada (9: Northwest Territories), Ireland (1), Norway (1), Sweden (4), the United Kingdom (3), United States (18: Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (2)

• Whiterockian of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), United States (3: New York)

• Cassinian of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 138 collections including 155 occurrences

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