Deiphon Barrande 1846 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida - Cheiruridae

Parent taxon: Cheiruridae according to E. Warburg 1925

See also Jell and Adrain 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthoparyphinae, Anasobella, Ancyginaspis, Arcticeraurinella, Areia, Areiaspis, Borealaspis, Bornholmaspis, Ceraurinium, Ceraurinus, Cerauroides, Cerauromeros, Cerauropeltis, Ceraurus, Chacomurus, Cheirurinae, Cheirurus, Chiozoon, Contracheirurus, Courtessolium, Crotalocephalides, Crotalocephalina, Crotalocephalus, Cyrtometopinae, Cyrtometopus, Deiphoninae, Didrepanon, Eccoptochilinae, Forteyops, Foulonia, Gabriceraurus, Hammannopyge, Hapsiceraurus, Heliomera, Heliomeroides, Hemisphaerocoryphe, Holia, Hyrokybe, Ichiyamella, Junggarella, Kawina, Kolymella, Krattaspis, Ktenoura, Laneites, Lehua, Onycopyge, Osekaspis, Parayoungia, Parisoceraurus, Pateraspis, Patomaspis, Placoparina, Pompeckia, Proromma, Protocerauroides, Pseudocheirurus, Radiurus, Ratinkaspis, Reraspis, Sphaerexochinae, Sphaexerochinae, Stubblefieldia, Sycophantia, Turantyx, Valongia, Whittakerites, Xylabion, Xystocrania, Youngia, Zazvorkaspis

Subtaxa: Deiphon angelini Deiphon barrandei

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (14: Northwest Territories, Nunavut collections), the Czech Republic (5), Greenland (1), Sweden (8), the United Kingdom (9), United States (11: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Sweden (1)

Total: 49 collections including 52 occurrences

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