Meteoraspis Resser 1935 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Ptychopariida - Tricrepicephalidae

Synonym: Coleopachys Raymond 1937

Full reference: C. E. Resser. 1935. Nomenclature of some Cambrian trilobites. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 93(5):1-46

Parent taxon: Tricrepicephalidae according to A. R. Palmer 1954

See also Jell and Adrain 2002, Lochman 1938 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Erediaspis, Tricrepicephalus

Subtaxa: Meteoraspis borealis Meteoraspis metra Meteoraspis mutica Meteoraspis orientalis

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Type: Ptychoparia metra

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cambrian of Australia (1 collection), Canada (2: Newfoundland), China (3), United States (30: Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

Total: 36 collections each including a single occurrence

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