Flexicalymene caractaci Salter 1865 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida - Calymenidae

Alternative combination: Calymene blumenbachii caractaci

Synonyms: Flexicalymene cobboldi Dean 1963, Flexicalymene trigonoceps Bancroft 1949

Full reference: J. W. Salter. 1865. A monograph of the British trilobites from the Cambrian, Silurian and Devonian formations. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society 17(72):81-128

Belongs to Flexicalymene according to B. R. Hunda and N. C. Hughes 2007

See also Dean 1963, Owen and Parkes 2000, Salter 1865, Shirley 1936 and Siveter 1977

Sister taxa: Flexicalymene (Flexicalymene), Flexicalymene (Onnicalymene), Flexicalymene (Reacalymene), Flexicalymene cambrensis, Flexicalymene cavei, Flexicalymene croneisi, Flexicalymene forcipata, Flexicalymene granulosa, Flexicalymene griphus, Flexicalymene incerta, Flexicalymene magnipapilla, Flexicalymene meeki, Flexicalymene onniensis, Flexicalymene peregrina, Flexicalymene planilabra, Flexicalymene planimarginata, Flexicalymene praelongicephala, Flexicalymene quadricapita, Flexicalymene retrorsa, Flexicalymene scabustula, Flexicalymene scotica, Flexicalymene senaria, Flexicalymene shirleyi, Flexicalymene trinucleina, Flexicalymene vaccarii, Flexicalymene verecunda

Type specimens:

  • Flexicalymene caractaci: GSM. 47698. Its type locality is Acton Scott Lodge, which is in a Marshbrookian marine horizon in the Cheney Longville Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Flexicalymene cobboldi: BM. In. 55448. Its type locality is South-eastern side of the road between Horderley and Marshbrook, which is in a Woolstonian marine mudstone in the Alternata Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Flexicalymene trigonoceps:

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore


• Ordovician of Norway (1 collection), the United Kingdom (12)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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