Marsupipterus Caster and Kjellesvig-Waering 1955 (eurypterid)

Euchelicerata - Eurypterida

Full reference: K. E. Caster and E. N. Kjellesvig-Waering. 1955. Marsupipterus, an unusual eurypterid from the Downtonian of England. Journal of Paleontology 29:1040-1041

Parent taxon: Eurypterida according to J. A. Dunlop et al. 2013

See also Caster and Kjellesvig-Waering 1955 and Dunlop et al. 2020

Sister taxa: Belinuropsis, Belinuropsis wigudensis, Dorfopterus, Eurypteracea, Eurypterella, Eurypterella ornata, Eurypterina, Holmipterus, Parahughmillera, Stylonuracea, Stylonurina, Unionopterus

Subtaxa: Marsupipterus sculpturatus

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Type: Marsupipterus sculpturatus

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Forge Bridge, Downton (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

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