Terropterus Wang et al. 2021 (eurypterid)

Euchelicerata - Eurypterida - Mixopteridae

Mixopterid characterized by retaining two spines on the fourth podomere of prosomal appendage III, longest spines (normally three in number) on each of the following podomeres: III-5, III-6 evenly arranged, nearly the same length, interlaced by other moderately long and short spines; appendage II short, with several pairs of spines at the distal end; appendages IV and V bearing slim and long spines at the end of each podomere, almost parallel to the direction in which the end of the limb is pointing.

Full reference: H. Wang, J. Dunlop, Z. Gai, X. Lei, E. A. Jarzembowski and B. Wang. 2021. First mixopterid eurypterids (Arthropoda: Chelicerata) from the Lower Silurian of South China. Science Bulletin 66:2277-2280

Parent taxon: Mixopteridae according to H. Wang et al. 2021

Sister taxa: Lanarkopterus, Mixopterus

Subtaxa: Terropterus xiushanensis

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Type: Terropterus xiushanensis

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Silurian of China (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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