Montezumaspis cometes Fritz 1995 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Redlichiida - Holmiidae

Alternative combinations: Esmeraldina cometes, Palmettaspis cometes

Full reference: W. H. Fritz. 1995. Esmeraldina rowei and associated Lower Cambrian trilobites (1f fauna) at the base of Walcott's Waucoban Series, southern Great Basin, U.S.A. Journal of Paleontology 69(4):708-723

Belongs to Montezumaspis according to J. S. Hollingsworth 2006

See also Fritz 1995 and Lieberman 1999

Sister taxon: Montezumaspis parallela

Type specimen: USNM 479804, a cephalon/head. Its type locality is UNSM "Green" Locality 1f, which is in a Montezuman marine siltstone in the Campito Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Cambrian of United States (18: California, Nevada collections)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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