Pterocephalia punctata Palmer 1965 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Olenida - Pterocephaliidae

Full reference: A. R. Palmer. 1965. Trilobites of the Late Cambrian Pterocephaliid Biomere in the Great Basin, United States. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 493:1-105

Belongs to Pterocephalia according to A. R. Palmer 1965

Sister taxa: Pterocephalia concava, Pterocephalia elongata, Pterocephalia sanctisabae, Pterocephalia tenura, Ptychoparia (Pterocephalus) laticeps, Ptychoparia (Pterocephalus) occidens

Type specimen: USNM 141742, a cephalon/head (cranidium)

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cambrian of United States (4: California, Nevada, Nevada and Utah collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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