Protopliomerops Kobayashi 1934 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida - Pliomeridae

Parent taxon: Pliomeridae according to P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain 2002

See also Harrington and Leanza 1957 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anapliomera, Benedettia, Colobinion, Cybelopsinae, Encrinurella, Evropeites, Gogoella, Guizhoupliomerops, Hammatocnemidae, Hintzeia, Ibexaspis, Josephulus, Leiostrototropis, Obliteraspis, Parapliomera, Perissopliomera, Placoparia, Pliomera, Pliomerella, Pliomeridius, Pliomerina, Pliomerinae, Protoencrinurella, Protopliomerella, Pseudomera, Quinquecosta, Rossaspis, Tesselacauda

Subtaxa: Protopliomerops quattuor Protopliomerops radiatus

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (4 collections), Australia (3), Canada (3: Alberta, British Columbia), China (1), Sweden (2), United States (19: Montana, Nevada, Utah)

• Arenig of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 33 collections including 36 occurrences

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