†family Pterygotidae Clarke and Ruedemann 1912 (eurypterid)

Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Pterygotidae

Parent taxon: Eurypterida according to Clarke and Ruedemann 1912

Sister taxa: Alkenopterus, Bassipterus, Brachyopterella, Brachyopterus, Buffalopterus, Ctenopterus, Cyrtoctenus, Dorfopterus, Dunsopterus, Echinognathus, Eocarcinosoma, Erettopterus, Erieopterus, Eurypterella, Eurypterella ornata, Eurypterina, Grossopterus, Hallipterus, Hastimima, Hibbertopterus, Holmipterus, Jaekelopterus, Kokomopterus, Lamontopterus, Lanarkopterus, Leiopterella, Megalograptus, Mixopterus, Moselopterus, Mycteropidae, Pagea, Palmichnium, Paracarcinosoma, Parahughmillera, Parahughmilleria, Pittsfordipterus, Rhenopterus, Ruedemannipterus, Salteropterus, Strobilopterus, Stylonurella, Stylonurina, Stylonuroides, Stylonurus, Syntomopterus, Tarsopterella, Thurandina, Truncatiramus, Tylopterella, Waeringopteroidea, Waeringopterus, Woodwardopteridae

Subtaxa: Acutiramus Necrogammarus Pterygotus

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Type: Pterygotus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Devonian of Algeria (1 collection), Canada (4: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (1), Norway (1), Poland (4), the Russian Federation (2), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: Florida, New York, Ohio)

• Silurian to Devonian of Poland (1)

• Silurian of Australia (1), Canada (2: New Brunswick, Ontario), China (1), the Czech Republic (6), Estonia (2), Libya (2), Morocco (1), Norway (5), Poland (3), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (15: Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New York)

Total: 71 collections including 85 occurrences

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