Benthamaspis Poulsen 1946 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

Synonym: Oculomagnus Lochman 1966

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

See also Boyce 1989, Fortey 1979, Fortey and Droser 1999, Jell and Adrain 2002, Lochman 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Bathyurellus, Ceratopeltis, Chapmanopyge, Grinnellaspis, Harlandaspis, Licnocephala, Lutesvillia, Punka, Uromystrum

Subtaxa: Benthamaspis canadensis Benthamaspis conica Benthamaspis diminutiva Benthamaspis gibberula Benthamaspis mediacrista Benthamaspis onomeris Benthamaspis problematica Benthamaspis rhochmotis Benthamaspis sera Benthamaspis striata

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Type: Benthamaspis problematica

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (21: Alberta, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador collections), Ireland (1), Norway (2), United States (9: Idaho, Nevada, New York, Utah)

• Cassinian of Canada (10: Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador), United States (9: Oklahoma)

• Arenig of Canada (3: Newfoundland and Labrador)

• Jeffersonian of Canada (6: Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador), United States (18: Oklahoma)

Total: 79 collections including 93 occurrences

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