Basilicus Salter 1849 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Synonyms: Mekynophrys Harrington 1938, Parabasilicus Kobayashi 1934

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

See also Harrington and Leanza 1957 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anataphrus, Araiocaris, Asaphellus, Asaphinae, Atopasaphus, Aulacoparia, Australopyge, Bellefontia, Birmanites, Bohemopyge, Brachyaspis, Branisaspis, Burminresia, Ectenaspis, Emanuelaspis, Eoasaphus, Eoisotelus, Fuyunia, Gerasaphes, Griphasaphus, Guohongjunia, Hemigyraspis, Homotelus, Hunnebergia, Isabelinia, Isotelinae, Kayseraspis, Klabavia, Kobayashia, Lachnostoma, Liomegalaspides, Lisogorites, Lycophron, Megalaspidella, Merlinia, Metaptychopyge, Mioptychopyge, Nahannia, Nerudaspis, Nileoides, Ningkianites, Niobella, Niobides, Niobina, Niobinae, Nobiliasaphus, Norasaphus, 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: Basilicus (Basiliella) Basilicus asper Basilicus jinlini Basilicus mckeei Mekynophrys nanna Parabasilicus typicalis

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (28 collections), Australia (1), Bolivia (1), Canada (4: Quebec), China (29), Colombia (1), France (2), Morocco (3), North Korea (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (54), United States (11: Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa/Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York)

• Llandeilo of China (3), the United Kingdom (10)

• Chazy of Canada (1: Quebec), United States (3: New York)

• Whiterockian of China (4), United States (7: Nevada, New York, Vermont)

• Dawan of China (1)

• Klabava of France (1)

• Arenig of China (5), France (1), Morocco (1)

Total: 175 collections including 180 occurrences

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