Chomatopyge Whittington and Evitt 1953 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Dimeropygidae

Full reference: H. B. Whittington and W.R., I.I. Evitt. 1953. Silicified Middle Ordovician trilobites. Geological Society of America Memoir 59:1-139

Parent taxon: Dimeropygidae according to J. M. Adrain and S. R. Westrop 2007

See also Chatterton et al. 1998, Jell and Adrain 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Bearriverops, Dimeropyge, Dimeropygiella, Heckethornia, Ischyrotoma, Mesotaphraspidinae, Mesotaphraspis, Pseudohystricurus, Toernquistia, Tulepyge, Toernquistina

Subtaxa: Chomatopyge canasi Chomatopyge falcata Chomatopyge marginifera

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Type: Chomatopyge falcata

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (11 collections), United States (4: Virginia)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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