Mesotaphraspis 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 Jell and Adrain 2002, Owen 1981, Owen and Bruton 1980 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Mesotaphraspis bockeliei Mesotaphraspis dalfaskensis Mesotaphraspis inornata Mesotaphraspis parva

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Type: Mesotaphraspis parva

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder


• Ordovician of Ireland (1 collection), Kazakhstan (2), Norway (6), the United Kingdom (7), United States (5: Pennsylvania, Virginia)

Total: 21 collections including 22 occurrences

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