Leptoplastides Raw 1908 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Olenida - Olenidae

Alternative spelling: Leptoplastoides

Synonyms: Andesaspis Kobayashi 1935, Andesaspis (Parabolinopsis), Beltella Lake 1919, Parabolinopsis

Parent taxon: Pelturinae according to R. A. Robison and J. Pantoja-Alor 1968

See also Fortey and Owens 1991, Ghobadi Pour 2019, Harrington and Leanza 1957, Henningsmoen 1957, Jell and Adrain 2002, Sepkoski 2002, Wilson 1954 and Zylinska 2001

Sister taxa: Anaximander, Chungkingaspis, Leurostega, Psilocara, Svalbardites

Subtaxa: Beltella versimilis Leptoplastides argentinensis Leptoplastides coniunctus Leptoplastides depressus Leptoplastides granulosus Leptoplastides irae Leptoplastides latus Leptoplastides marianus Leptoplastides nodifer Leptoplastides salteri Leptoplastides ulrichi

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Ordovician of Argentina (97 collections), Bolivia (9), Canada (1: Newfoundland), Colombia (1), France (2), Mexico (3), Morocco (2), the United Kingdom (11), United States (1: Texas)

• Cambrian to Ordovician of Poland (1)

• Cambrian of Argentina (8), Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), Norway (5), Poland (4), the United Kingdom (5)

Total: 151 collections including 167 occurrences

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