Pterocephalia Roemer 1849 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Olenida - Pterocephaliidae

Alternative spellings: Conocephalites (Pterocephalus), Ptychoparia (Pterocephalus)

Parent taxon: Pterocephaliinae according to A. R. Palmer 1960

See also Jell and Adrain 2002, Sepkoski 2002 and Walcott 1884

Sister taxa: Cernuolimbus, Sigmocheilus, Strigambitus

Subtaxa: Pterocephalia concava Pterocephalia elongata Pterocephalia punctata Pterocephalia sanctisabae Pterocephalia tenura Ptychoparia (Pterocephalus) laticeps Ptychoparia (Pterocephalus) occidens

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cambrian of Canada (5: Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland collections), the Russian Federation (1), United States (59: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Nevada and Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 65 collections including 67 occurrences

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