Oryctocephalites palmeri Sundberg and McCollum 1997 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Corynexochida - Oryctocephalidae

Alternative combination: Oryctocephalites (Parachangaspis) palmeri

Full reference: F. A. Sundberg and L. B. McCollum. 1997. Oryctocephalids (Corynexochida: Trilobita) of the Lower-Middle Cambrian boundary interval from California and Nevada. Journal of Paleontology 77(6):1065-1090

Belongs to Oryctocephalites according to M. Webster and F. A. Sundberg 2020

See also Sundberg and McCollum 1997

Sister taxa: Oryctocephalites (Parachangaspis), Oryctocephalites alexandriensis, Oryctocephalites burgessensis, Oryctocephalites gelasinus, Oryctocephalites incertus, Oryctocephalites kueizhouensis, Oryctocephalites limbatus, Oryctocephalites longus, Oryctocephalites opiki, Oryctocephalites rasettii, Oryctocephalites resseri, Oryctocephalites reynoldsi, Oryctocephalites reynoldsiformis, Oryctocephalites runcinatus, Oryctocephalites salteri, Oryctocephalites sulcatus, Oryctocephalites taijiangensis, Oryctocephalites typicalis, Oryctocephalites vicinus

Type specimen: USNM 488926. Its type locality is Oak Springs Section (ICS-1024), which is in a Dyeran marine horizon in the Pioche Shale Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cambrian of United States (7: Nevada collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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