Kayseraspis Harrington 1938 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Alternative spelling: Megalaspidella (Kayseraspis)

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

See also Harrington et al. 1959, Harrington and Leanza 1957 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anataphrus, Araiocaris, Asaphellus, Asaphinae, Atopasaphus, Aulacoparia, Australopyge, Basilicus, Bellefontia, Birmanites, Bohemopyge, Brachyaspis, Branisaspis, Burminresia, Ectenaspis, Emanuelaspis, Eoasaphus, Eoisotelus, Fuyunia, Gerasaphes, Griphasaphus, Guohongjunia, Hemigyraspis, Homotelus, Hunnebergia, Isabelinia, Isotelinae, 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: Kayseraspis asaphelloides Kayseraspis brackebuschi

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (3 collections), Australia (3), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (5), United States (1: Montana)

• Arenig of Argentina (2), Bolivia (1)

• Arenigian of Argentina (12)

Total: 28 collections including 30 occurrences

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