Walencrinuroides Lespérance and Desbiens 1995 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida - Encrinuridae

Full reference: P. J. Lespérance and D. Desbiens. 1995. Selected Ordovician trilobites from the Lake St. John District of Quebec and their bearing on systematics. Paleontological Society Memoir 42:1-19

Parent taxon: Encrinurinae according to D. K. Moss and S. R. Westrop 2014

See also Lespérance and Desbiens 1995 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Billevittia, Brianurus, Coronocephalus, Cromus, Encrinuraspis, Encrinuroides, Encrinurus, Erratencrinurus, Fragiscutum, Frammia, Frencrinuroides, Johntempleia, Kailia, Physemataspis, Senticucullus

Subtaxa: Walencrinuroides autochthon Walencrinuroides polypleura Walencrinuroides rarus Walencrinuroides rolfi Walencrinuroides tremblayi

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Type: Ceraurus rarus

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Chazyan of Canada (8: Northwest Territories collections)

• Whiterockian of Canada (1: Northwest Territories)

• Ordovician of Canada (4: Northwest Territories), the United Kingdom (3), United States (4: Iowa/Wisconsin)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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