Bolbocephalus seelyi Whitfield 1889 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

Alternative combinations: Bathyurus seelyi, Paraplethopeltis seelyi

Full reference: R. P. Whitfield. 1889. Observations on some imperfectly known fossils from the Calciferous sandrock of Lake Champlain, and descriptions of several new forms. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2:41-63

Belongs to Bolbocephalus according to R. A. Fortey and D. L. Bruton 2013

See also Boyce 1989

Sister taxa: Bolbocephalus (Hadrohybus), Bolbocephalus convexus, Bolbocephalus ellesmerensis, Bolbocephalus gunnari, Bolbocephalus jeffersonensis, Bolbocephalus kindlei, Bolbocephalus myktos, Bolbocephalus stclairi, Bolbocephalus stitti

Type specimen: AMNH 35502 (lectotype), a cephalon/head (cranidium). Its type locality is Division B Beds, below the lower "Ophileta beds", Section northeast of Shoreham, which is in a Stairsian carbonate limestone/dolomite in the Fort Ann Formation of Vermont.

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Canada (5: Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador collections), United States (1: Vermont)

• Jeffersonian of Canada (1: Newfoundland)

Total: 7 collections including 8 occurrences

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