Anataphrus Whittington 1954 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Full reference: H. B. Whittington. 1954. Ordovician trilobites from Silliman's Fossil Mount. in A. K. Miller, W. Youngquist, and C. Collinson, Ordovician cephalopod fauna of Baffin Island, Geological Society of America Memoir 62:119-149

Parent taxon: Asaphidae according to P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain 2002

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Araiocaris, Asaphellus, Asaphinae, Atopasaphus, Aulacoparia, Australopyge, Basilicus, Bellefontia, Birmanites, Bohemopyge, Brachyaspis, Branisaspis, Burminresia, Emanuelaspis, Eoasaphus, Eoisotelus, Fuyunia, Gerasaphes, Griphasaphus, Guohongjunia, Hemigyraspis, Homotelus, Hunnebergia, Isabelinia, Isotelinae, Kayseraspis, Klabavia, Kobayashia, Lachnostoma, Liomegalaspides, Lisogorites, Megalaspidella, Merlinia, Metaptychopyge, Mioptychopyge, Nahannia, Nerudaspis, Nileoides, Ningkianites, Niobella, Niobides, Niobina, Niobinae, Nobiliasaphus, Norinia, Ogmasaphus, Ogygiinae, Ogyginus, Ogygiocarella, Ogygiocaris, Ogygites, Ogygitoides, Onchometopus, Parabellefontia, Paramegalaspis, Paratamdaspis, Penchiopsis, Plectasaphus, Presbynileus, Priceaspis, Promegalaspidinae, Proscharyia, Protopresbynileus, Protoptychopyge, Pseudasaphus, Pseudoasaphus, Pseudogriphasaphus, Pseudogygites, Psilocephalina, Ptychopyge, Ptychopyginae, Ptyocephalus, Sanbernardaspis, Schizophorus, Stegnopsis, Stenorhachis, Suriaspis, Thysanopyge, Trigonocerca, Trigonocercella, Vogdesia, Xenostegium, Zhenganites, Zuninaspis

Subtaxa: Anataphrus borraeus Anataphrus kermiti Anataphrus martinensis Anataphrus megalophrys

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Type: Anataphrus borraeus

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (15: Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories , Quebec collections), United States (19: Iowa, Nevada, Oklahoma)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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