Failleana Chatterton and Ludvigson 1976 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Corynexochida - Styginidae

Synonym: Opsypharus Howells 1982

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Alceste, Ancyropyge, Arctipeltis, Australoscutellum, Bojoscutellum, Breviscutellum, Bumastinae, Cekovia, Cornuscutellum, Cybantyx, Decoroscutellum, Delgadoa, Dentaloscutellum, Dulanaspis, Ekwanoscutellum, Goldillaenoides, Goldillaenus, Illaenoides, Kirkdomina, Kolihapeltis, Kosovopeltis, Lamproscutellum, Ligiscus, Liolalax, Meitanillaenus, Metascutellum, Microscutellum, Paracybantyx, Paralejurus, Paraphillipsinella, Paraphillipsinella, Perischoclonus, Phillipsinella, Planiscutellum, Platyscutellum, Poroscutellum, Promago, Protostygina, Pseudostygina, Radioscutellum, Raymondaspis, Rhaxeros, Scabriscutellum, Scutelluinae, Scutellum, Spiniscutellum, Stygininae, Tenuipeltis, Theamataspis, Thomastus, Thysanopeltella, Thysanopeltis, Waisfeldaspis, Weberopeltis

Subtaxa: Failleana calva Failleana limbata Failleana magnifica Failleana wangi

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (32: Quebec collections), the United Kingdom (4)

• Ordovician of Canada (13: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Quebec, Québec), China (2), United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Whiterockian of Canada (9: Northwest Territories, Quebec), United States (7: New York, Vermont)

Total: 68 collections each including a single occurrence

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