Ceraurinella Cooper 1953 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida - Cheiruridae

Synonym: Bartoninus Tripp 1962

Full reference: B. N. Cooper. 1953. Trilobites from the Lower Champlainian formations of the Appalachian Valley. Geological Society of America Memoir 55:1-69

Parent taxon: Cheirurinae according to Z. Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1991

See also Edgecombe et al. 1999, Jell and Adrain 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Azyptyx, Ceraurinus, Crotalocephalina, Hadromeros, Leviceraurus, Paraceraurus

Subtaxa: Ceraurinella biformis Ceraurinella brevispina Ceraurinella chondra Ceraurinella frequens Ceraurinella intermedia Ceraurinella kasachstanica Ceraurinella kingstoni Ceraurinella latipyga Ceraurinella longispina Ceraurinella media Ceraurinella nahanniensis Ceraurinella necra Ceraurinella oepiki Ceraurinella polydorus Ceraurinella pompilia Ceraurinella scofieldi Ceraurinella seriata Ceraurinella tenuisculptus Ceraurinella typa Ceraurinella zhoui

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Type: Ceraurinella typa

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Chazyan of Canada (17: Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories collections), United States (3: New York)

• Whiterockian of Canada (16: Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Quebec), United States (14: Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Vermont)

• Fennian of France (1)

• Ordovician of Argentina (3), Australia (4), Canada (19: Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Quebec), Ireland (2), Kazakhstan (2), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (7), the United Kingdom (8), United States (18: Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa/Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 115 collections including 132 occurrences

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