Pterygometopus Schmidt 1881 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida - Pterygometopidae

Alternative spelling: Dalmanites (Pterygometopus)

Parent taxon: Pterygometopinae according to V. Jaanusson and L. Ramsk├Âld 1993

See also Jell and Adrain 2002, Schuchert 1900, Sepkoski 2002 and Warburg 1925

Sister taxa: Achatella, Estoniops, Ingriops, Isalaux, Keilapyge, Oelandiops, Upplandiops, Yanhaoia

Subtaxa: Pterygometopus bredensis Pterygometopus recurvus Pterygometopus schmidti Pterygometopus sclerops

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Type: Calymene sclerops

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Ordovician of Canada (3: Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec collections), France (1), Norway (1), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (16), Spain (1), Sweden (19), United States (21: Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia)

• Arenig of France (1), Morocco (1)

Total: 65 collections each including a single occurrence

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