Brachymetopus M'Coy 1847 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Brachymetopidae

Synonyms: Iriania Archbold 1981, Loeipyge Kobayashi and Hamada 1979

Full reference: F. M'Coy. 1847. XXI. On the fossil botany and zoology of the rocks associated with the coal of Australia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 20(133):226-236

Parent taxon: Brachymetopinae according to R. M. Owens and W. Hammann 1990

See also Archbold 1981, Archbold 1997, Hahn et al. 1985, Jell and Adrain 2003, Owens 2003 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Asiagena, Oenonella, Proetides, Radnoria, Tschernyshewiella

Subtaxa: Brachymetopus (Acutimetopus) Brachymetopus gaoanensis Brachymetopus jayae Brachymetopus pseudometopina Brachymetopus rhinorhachis Brachymetopus spiniferus Brachymetopus strzeleckii

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Type: Brachymetopus strzeleckii

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of China (1 collection), Indonesia (1), Thailand (1), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Texas)

• Carboniferous of Australia (1), Belgium (7), France (1), Germany (4), Ireland (2), Slovenia (3), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (7), United States (6: Alaska, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Tennessee)

• Devonian to Carboniferous of France (1)

• Devonian of Germany (6), United States (1: Missouri)

Total: 47 collections including 58 occurrences

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