Leptoplastides depressus Salter In Murchinson 1859 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Olenida - Olenidae

Alternative combinations: Beltella depressa, Ellipsocephalus depressus

Belongs to Leptoplastides according to A. Zylinska 2001

See also Fortey and Owens 1991 and Lake 1919

Sister taxa: Leptoplastides argentinensis, Leptoplastides coniunctus, Leptoplastides granulosus, Leptoplastides irae, Leptoplastides latus, Leptoplastides marianus, Leptoplastides nodifer, Leptoplastides salteri, Leptoplastides ulrichi, Beltella versimilis

Type specimen: BGS GSM10843 (lectotype), a thorax (trunk)

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Ordovician of Canada (1: Newfoundland collection), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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