Carolinites Kobayashi 1940 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Telephinidae

Synonyms: Dimastocephalus Stubblefield 1950, Tafnaspis Leanza and Baldis 1975

Parent taxon: Telephinidae according to R. A. Fortey and D. L. Bruton 2013

See also Fortey 1975, Fortey and Droser 1999, Jell and Adrain 2002, Sepkoski 2002 and Zhou et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Carrickia, Carrickiinae, Goniophrys, Ompheter, Oopsites, Opipeuter, Phorocephala, Telephina

Subtaxa: Carolinites bulbosus Carolinites ekphymosus Carolinites genacinaca Carolinites ichangensis Carolinites indentus Carolinites killaryensis Carolinites rugosus Carolinites sibiricus

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Type: Carolinites bulbosus

Ecology: nektonic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (1 collection), Australia (2), Canada (11: Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories), Iran (1), Norway (8), the Russian Federation (3), United States (39: California, Nevada, New York, Utah)

• Whiterockian of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), Norway (4), United States (9: Nevada, Oklahoma)

• Arenig of Argentina (5), Australia (5), Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), China (10), Norway (4)

• Dawan of China (1)

• Cassinian of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), the United Kingdom (1)

• Arenigian of Canada (1: Northwest Territories), China (6), United States (5: Nevada, Utah)

• Canadian of Canada (2: Northwest Territories, Québec)

Total: 121 collections including 128 occurrences

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