Asaphus Brongniart 1822 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Parent taxon: Asaphinae according to A. W. Owen and D. L. Bruton 1980

See also Henningsmoen 1960, Jell and Adrain 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Dolerobasilicus, Lonchobasilicus, Ogygitella, Pseudobasilicus, Pseudomegalaspis

Subtaxa: Asaphus (Asaphus) Asaphus (Neoasaphus) Asaphus (Onchometopus) Asaphus (Platypeltis) Asaphus expansus Asaphus heckeri

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Australia (1 collection), Belarus (5), China (5), Estonia (7), Finland (1), Latvia (2), Lithuania (6), Norway (24), Poland (1), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (47), Sweden (97), the United Kingdom (1)

• Chazy of United States (15: New York)

• Llandeilo of China (1)

• Arenig of Argentina (1), China (5), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1)

• Dawan of China (1)

• Arenigian of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 224 collections including 257 occurrences

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